Edo state government to develop a tourism master plan

Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

Edo state governmentEdo State government is developing a tourism master plan that will provide clear guidelines for the participation of the various levels of government and the private sector in tourism.

The government believes that clear explanation of roles will unlock the potential in the sector and attract domestic and international investments via development of large unspoilt water bodies criss-crossing the state.

This is the reason why tourism, culture and arts will play a major role in the forthcoming Alaghodaro Investment Summit. The government recognizes the power of tourism in transforming lives and the environment.

Speaking at the 2017 World Tourism Day in Benin City recently, Governor Obaseki said, “We have the best climate for investments in flora and fauna (ecotourism); zoo, green parks, gardens and wildlife parks. Our location in Nigeria is strategic as you can access any part of the country with ease by land, water or air and we have clearly one of the richest cultures which is a major source of pride to Edo people.”

Creativity in the region has for centuries found expression in our bronze works, carvings, sculpture, rhythmic dance steps, oral tradition, highly sought after songs and chants and dress designs.

Governor Obaseki said that the institutional framework of the tourism master plan will support the ranking and grading of hotels, restaurants, and other recreation and leisure places, to compete favourably with similar facilities in the best tourist destinations across the world.

He added, “Our vision for the Arts, Culture and Tourism sector is to develop the huge arts, culture and tourism assets that abound in Edo State up to international standards. Tourism is the highest employer of labour, providing one in every ten jobs globally according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).”

The governor said that the Benin Moat will be developed for tourist earnings and jobs, while the annual Okpekpe Mountain Race that is fast growing in popularity and ratings among sports enthusiasts, will get a boost.


One Response to Edo state government to develop a tourism master plan

  1. alice jones says:

    very good intentions i pray that with the grace of God you will be able to do all this for the state and help our youth to Know that there is future in our Edo state .we need a lot of workshop where our youth can learn Carpentry, bricklaying, baking,plumbing,horticulture, bucthers,all this are small jobs that can take them off the street give them a sence of pride to provide for theirselves and their immediate families.

    thank you

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