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See tourism as tools for poverty reduction – FG to states

By Rotimi Ijikanmi

The federal government has challenged states to see tourism beyond recreation and entertainment, but as an economy and a tool for poverty reduction.

Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave this advice Monday to Birnin-Kebbi during the celebrations of World Tourism Day 2021.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that World Tourism Day 2021 on the theme “Tourism for Inclusive Growth” is being organized in Birnin-Kebbi by the Kebbi State Government and the Ministry.

At a joint press conference with the Deputy Governor of Kebbi State, retired Colonel Samaila Dabai, the minister said that if exploited, the tourism sector could transform the economy of many. States and ensure gender equality.

He said states should learn from Kebbi who had a lot to offer the world and a lot of stories to tell in tourism development.

“This is well demonstrated in Kebbi State, given that the tourism sector in the state revolves around components such as culture, agriculture and sports, among others.

“In the fields of culture and sports, the annual Argungu International Fishing Festival, Durbar, traditional wrestling and camel racing, among others, have proven over the years to be viable sources of growth. economic.

They have also contributed in the area of ​​job creation and empowerment, especially for women and youth.

“Kebbi State is known for its industrial growth, especially in the fields of rice mills and tomato factories which employ many women in farm staff (80%), outside farmers (30%) and farm staff. ‘factory (10%). .

“All of these underline the efforts and capacity of the state to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” he said.

The Minister congratulated the Governor of Kebbi State, Sen Abubakar Bagudu for his commitment to the development of tourism.

He also welcomed the governor’s decision to restart tourism in the state by agreeing to host World Tourism Day 2021 following the deployment of the vaccine and the lifting of restrictions on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The deputy governor said he was delighted that Kebbi was chosen to host World Tourism Day 2021.

He said the state has distinguished itself as a one-stop-shop for tourism and culture by hosting numerous festivals that attract large numbers of tourists from inside and outside the country every year,

reports that in marking this year the world tourism day, the state organized a three-day polo tournament in Argungu, cultural evening and the minister was wrapped in Kakakin Kebbi (cultural ambassador of Kebbi).

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27 each year.

The date was chosen to coincide with a milestone in world tourism, which is the anniversary of the adoption of the UNWTO Statutes on September 27, 1970.

The essence of the annual celebration is to foster a global awareness of the social, cultural, political and economic value of tourism.

Source: NAN

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