The Federal Government has reassured operators in the tourism and transport sectors of an enabling environment to further boost the sector. Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, stated this while declaring open the 2019
Tourism Transportation Summit and Expo on Monday in Abuja.The theme for the two-day summit is: Tourism and Transportation Interdependence for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development. Boss Mustapha It was organised by the Institute
of Tourism Professionals, ITP, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the tourism and transport industry in the country. Mustapha, represented by the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, said the theme of the Summit
was apt, adding that the synergy between the two sectors was desired more now than ever. “From available records globally, there are so much that countries can benefit from the sectors particularly as a source of foreign exchange, employment, income
generation, infrastructure development and many others. “This explains why Nigeria should key into tourism and transportation in its economic and social agenda. To achieve success, both government and private sector must partner in the sectors. “In this expo,
I urge participants to dialogue and showcase products and services in the industries with the view to repositioning the sector for optimal performance. “However, government will continue to give policy direction and guidelines and provide enabling environment
for the industries to thrive. “Also, tourism institutions should effectively deliver the advantages in the industry by creating awareness and understanding of the benefits to the country and enhancing institutional capacity, tourism products, development,
facilitation, promotion and marketing with the view to making Nigeria a preferred destination among Nigerians.