The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has commended the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed for convening the National Culture and Tourism Summit billed for next week, to fashion out a way for the Nigerian tourism industry.
Speaking on the summit scheduled to commence on Wednesday next week, FTAN President, Mr. Tomi Akingbogun, said the tourism industry in Nigeria is on a back foot and the industry would totally be extinct if efforts are not made to go back to the drawing board and fashion a way forward.
Speaking on the summit, Akingbogun said: “FTAN is very much involved in the stakeholders’ summit by the minister. We are happy he is a listening minister because we have been communicating with him. He is kicking off with everybody sitting at the same table to look at the challenges and proffer solution. In the past the ministry would come up with policies that were strange to the private sector. That is the reason for the summit, to carry everybody along. We are happy he has taken the right step. We also want to thank the ministry officials for their inputs.”