2019 AGM: NATOP x- rays impact of culture, partnerships, governance on Nigeria tourism

By Franklin Ihejirika The impact of culture, partnerships and governance on Nigeria tourism development was the focus of the just concluded 2019 Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Ile Ife, Osun state with the aim of promoting co-operation and collarborations among the culture and tourism stakeholders. In view of the fact that the tourism industry lacks the culture of trust and partnerships, the theme of the AGM becomes apt to see the stakeholders collaborate and work together through partnerships that will help the industry…

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Runsewe re-brands Nigeria’s culture, tourism with new vision, engages stakeholders

By Franklin Ihejirika It has become expedient to re-brand the culture and tourism sector in Nigeria in order to shift from the total focus on oil as the major source of revenue to the government and diversify into areas like culture and tourism which other country’s are reaping from their huge benefits.  This has become the theme and major focus of the director general of the National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe who is leading this drive which its mandate is to re-position Nigeria on the…

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Lagos Tourism shines at Accra Weizo

Picture Caption: L-R: Chairman, BOT, NANTA, Mr. Steve Isokariari, Organiser 4th Accra Weizo, Mr Ikechi UKo, Mr. Babatunde Annan, Lagos State Ministry of Tourism , Arts and Culture, Zimbabwean Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs. Pavelyn Tenclai Musaka, Mrs Ada Oni, Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, NATOP President, Hajia Bilikisu Abdul and NATOP BOT Chairman, Mr Nkereuwem Onung at the just conluded 4th Accra Weizo Tourism and Travel Conference held in Ghana. The new push to position Lagos as the Tourism hub of West Africa and the Entertainment Capital…

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