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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The UN Tourism Chief Visit Abuja for the 61st UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) conference.

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday received in courtesy visit Secretary General of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Buhari used the parley to declare that Nigeria is safe and secure for tourism, citing improved security and country’s burgeoning economy. 

"I am pleased that the country is now sufficiently safe and secure, and the message should go out to the world for all tourists and business travellers. The first thing tourists look out for is security and I am happy we have it now.

"Minister Lai Mohammed has been trying to convince the world that Nigeria is safe and has great potentials for tourism and investment. I am glad that you and your team have come here to see things for yourself," Buhari said. 

 The UN tourism chief is in Abuja for the 61st UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) conference. 

In his remarks, Pololikashvili commended Nigeria for the successful hosting of the conference which brought together African Ministers of Tourism, principal executives of the global tourism body and other stakeholders in the tourism sector. 

The UN tourism chief told the President Nigeria has huge potential to develop the tourism sector considering its large economy.

Idowu Sowunmi

Journalist | Communicator

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