Africa: Lagos to attract local and foreign tourists as it takes stock of tourism site


The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Art and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, on Monday said plans had been perfected by the government to leverage the natural resources in the state to attract both local and foreign tourists.

Akinbile-Yussuf spoke during an event to commemorate the 2020 World Tourism Day.

A statement indicated that participants at the event agreed that COVID-19 dealt a blow to the tourism and hospitality sector and there was the need to attract local tourists.

The commissioner pointed out that the state was blessed with numerous untapped resources in the agriculture value chain, which if well harnessed, would boost the economy, increase internally generated revenue and create job opportunities.

“We are also trying to have the documentary of all the tourism attraction sites in Lagos and I can tell you in another one or two months, we are going to have that presentation and none of tourism sites in Lagos State will be left out, so that everyone can be informed about these sites online and that is one of the ways we are trying to domesticate tourism in Lagos state,” she added.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Solomon Bonu, called for greater attention to tourism sites in Badagry, stressing that the ancient town was significant in the history of the country’s tourism.


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