Lagos Will Support FG To Host Tourism Meeting, Says Ambode 

  

From Right:  The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, during the courtesy visit by the Minister at Alausa, Lagos on Thursday to promote the forthcoming 61st UNWTO/CAF Meeting in Abuja

 

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has commended the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for his efforts to reposition culture and tourism in the country.

The Governor gave the commendation when the Minister paid him a courtesy visit in Lagos on Thursday, in connection with Nigeria’s hosting of the 61st Meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization/Commission for Africa (UNWTO/CAF) in Abuja 4-6 June 2018.

”I will like to welcome the Minister of Information and Culture back home to the Centre of Excellence. It is always a delight to welcome people like him. He has been very impactful in the last three years in

the Ministry of Information and Culture,” he said.

Gov. Ambode assured that the Lagos State government will support the Federal Government in order to ensure a successful hosting of the global event, adding: ”We are happy to associate with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Information and culture in their efforts to reposition tourism and diversifying the nation’s economy.”

Earlier, the Minister had said he was in Lagos as part of his nation-wide promotional tour for the 61st edition of the UNWTO/CAF Meeting.

”We kickstarted the tour in Abuja on Tuesday with a visit to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, because he is the Minister of the Meeting’s Host City. This is the second stop on the promotional tour that will take us across the country. Lagos, the economic nerve centre of Nigeria, is also a foremost tourist city. It is therefore not a surprise that it is our next port of call after Abuja, which will host the UNWTO/CAF Meeting,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed said the Meeting is a great opportunity to promote Nigeria’s tourism industry and to showcase the country to the world, especially in the area of its culture and tourism, adding: ”And of

course, we have a lot to showcase: Our tourist attractions, our rich culture, as well as our music and films, which have taken the world by storm is very important”

He said Lagos State is crucial to the success of the Meeting, especially because the state will host the Technical Visit programme of the Meeting

  From Right:  The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, during the courtesy visit by the Minister at Alausa, Lagos on Thursday to promote the forthcoming 61st UNWTO/CAF Meeting in Abuja