The Managing Director of the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria ( Transcorp), Dupe O lusola, has said that investing in infrastructure development will boost domestic and international tourism in Nigeria.
Olusola said this during a virtual Presidential Policy Dialogue which had Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo in attendance.
“We have not maximised our tourism potential as much as we should have done and infrastructure plays a vital part in this. Developing infrastructure in the rural areas where natural land formations and fascinating tourist’s sites have found themselves is critical to the growth of the sector. “
“We require active participation from all stakeholders to achieve this development. The private sector needs to work with the government to develop the tourism monuments of our Nation, building better infrastructure such as roads, telecommunications, airports that can link the tourist sites and attract both local and international tourists.”
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, during his comments at the event, also stressed that the deepening of engagement between public and private sectors on infrastructure development is essential for jobs preservation and modernisation of Nigeria’s economy.
Source: Voice of Nigeria