Nigeria, according to President Muhammadu Buhari, is set to hold the first-ever Global Conference on Tourism, Culture, and the Creative Industry in November.
President Buhari described the achievement at the headquarters of the United Nations World Trade Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid, Spain, as “another demonstration of Nigeria’s support for the UNWTO’s agenda and an acknowledgment of the trust reposed in Nigeria by your organization.”
This is according to a statement issued on Wednesday by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
Buhari stated that the November event will provide an opportunity to express our warm hospitality to the globe and attract potential investors to the country’s leisure and economic sectors. He believes it would give the necessary platform for showcasing the country’s tourist and creative industries to the rest of the globe, and he assures participants of “a safe and secure workplace as well as good amenities.”
Buhari expressed his gratitude to the Secretary-General for granting 100 UNWTO Online Academy Scholarships in the ‘Introduction to Tourism-Industry Management’.
Speaking at the event, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, stated that Nigeria was awarded the hosting rights for the 64th UNWTO summit in Cape Verde in 2021. Per the Minister, the event will be held at the National Theatre in Lagos. So according to Lai Mohammed, the government intends to highlight Nigeria’s rich cultural legacy and growing creative economy.