ABUJA â€” The Nigerian Village which is planned for South Africa during the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa has received a boost as Prime Time Entertainment has joined the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC, as the official marketer.
The NTDC conceived the idea of the Nigerian Village during the first ever World Cup to be hosted by an African country to provide opportunity for visitors to South Africa to feel Nigeria hospitality, taste its cuisine and enjoy its acclaimed entertainment and culture offerings.
Director-General of the NTDC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, said in a statement that arrangements had been concluded with the management of Prime Time Entertainment for the success of the operation of the Nigerian Village to be sited in Rhodes Park, Johannesburg South Africa.
The statement said: â€œThe Nigerian Village will be a part of African village, FIFA World Cup 2010, Rhodes Park which will provide first class Nigerian offerings in all ramifications including gastronomy, entertainment and fashion,â€ adding that the ultimate aim is to showcase Nigeria.
RunseweÂ said the establishment of the village would also demonstrate Nigeriaâ€™s full support to South Africa on the staging of the global football fiesta.
In the statement signed by Mr. Akin Onipede, Deputy Director Press, Runsewe said a joint press conference would be held today by the NTDC, officials of South Africa High Commission, Prime Time Entertainment, and the Managers of Johannesburg African Village at the NTDC Tourism Village in Abuja.