Nigeria Reaffirms Commitment to Global Tourism – Minister

Nigeria is dedicated to contributing to the global tourism agenda, according to the Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John.

Speaking at the 121st meeting of the United Nations Tourism Executive Council in Barcelona, Spain, Minister Ade-John highlighted Nigeria’s efforts to leverage its rich and diverse tourism potential as a catalyst for economic growth, cultural exchange, and sustainable development. The Council, which oversees UN Tourism, convenes biennially to make key decisions in collaboration with the Secretary-General, presenting their recommendations to the General Assembly for approval.

“Nigeria’s participation in the UN Tourism Executive Council underscores our vibrant tourism sector and our commitment to fostering international cooperation in tourism,” stated Ade-John. “We look forward to working closely with other member states to promote sustainable tourism practices that benefit all.”

She emphasized ongoing initiatives to enhance Nigeria’s tourism infrastructure, improve visitor experiences, and protect cultural and natural heritage.

“Nigeria’s active role in the UN Tourism Executive Council will further these efforts, providing valuable opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange with other leading nations in the tourism sector,” she added.

Nigeria is one of the 11 African countries elected to the United Nations Tourism Executive Council, reaffirming its position as a significant player in the global tourism industry.

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