From Yakubu Busari,Jos
The Commissioner for Tourism in Plateau State, Mrs Tamwakat Weli has restated the government’s readiness to reposition the tourism sector as a viable industry that would promote the revenue base of the state.
Tamwakat stated this in an interview with journalists at the Yakubu Gowon secretariat on Tuesday while fielding questions on the present conditions of Jos Hotel after the contract for Private Public Partnership on it expired on February 22, 2020.
She explained that under the administration of Governor Simon Bako Lalong the state is now working hard to make laws and policy towards repositioning the tourism industry.
Weli told journalists that the state government had introduced a lot of programmes driven by international standard to attract investors into the tourism industry.
She disclosed that there are group of investors approaching the ministry to take over the hotel but “we believe that anyone coming to take over would be a serious business person because in the past nothing was going on due to the crisis that rocked the state”.
Mrs Tamwakat said; “ We have a lot of programme lined up to promote the tourism sector with massive changes and very soon things are going to change with sustainability that can enhance peace.”
She appealed to citizens of the state to continue to promote peaceful co-existence as that would go a long way to stimulate growth.