By Jimoh babatunde
The Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) OtunbaÂ Olusegun Runsewe has saidÂ that the World Cup taking place in AfricaÂ will help broaden the market for tourism which has immense potential to create jobs, directly and indirectly. He re-iterated the countryâ€™s support for the success of the competition taking place in South Africa.
He said this at the ITB travel fair taking place inÂ Berlin, Germany during a visit by the South Africa Tourism boss,Ambassador ThandiweÂ January-Mclean to the Nigeria stand.
â€˜Let me once again say that Nigeria is totally supporting and working with South Africa for the success of this World Cup, becauseÂ we believeÂ very stronglyÂ that if South Africa does well, Africa has done well.
While calling for the support of other African countries to make the hosting successful, Otunba Runsewe told the South African Tourism boss thatÂ Nigeria is going to have a villageÂ in South Africa during the duration of the competition.
â€œAt the Nigerian Village, we are going to haveÂ Nigeria culture, cuisine, musicÂ and dances on display. And during the event, Nigerians and other foreign nationals will have the opportunity to witness Nigerian culture and entertainment.â€
He said that popular Nigerian actors and others will be on hand to entertain guests visiting the village.
He told the SAT boss that the corporation will soon be in South Africa to drum up support for the World Cup the Nigeria way.