The growth recorded in the nationâ€™s aviation and tourism sectors have continued to attract foreign investors into the countryâ€™s economy, as a leading management company in the sectors worldwide, Aviareps,Â has made forays into Nigeria.
The entry of the Munich, Germany-based company into the country, makes Nigeria the second country in Africa it would be extending its business into, having earlier entered Johannesburg, South Africa.
General Manager of its Nigerian representative, Mr. Olugbenga Onitilo, told newsmen at a briefing weekend that the company had so much confidence in the countryâ€™s economy.
According to him, the aviation and tourism potentials in Nigeria are enormous to be exploited to grow the economy.
Onitilo, who described the nationâ€™s business climate as enabling for investments, said the company was also in the country to strengthen competition in providing general sale agent services (GSA) to airlines in Nigeria, with a view to driving efficiency and quality service.
He said Aviareps was ready to use its representation of over 75 airlines and 85 tourism clients worldwide to drive growth in the nationâ€™s aviation and tourism sectors.
â€œBesides its core businesses, passenger sales and tourism marketing, clients also trust the high performance of Aviareps in the fields of public relations, advertising, IT solutions and financial services,â€ he said.
Onitilo said the company had already secured Afriqiyah Airwaysâ€™ account in Nigeria, in spite of the fact that it would take the next four weeks for it to be officially launched into the Nigerian market.
He said for the countryâ€™s abundant aviation and tourism potentials to be fully tapped, the federal government should embark on transformation of infrastructure, noting that it was important for Nigeria to benefit from Europeâ€™s current attention on Africa, with respect to tourism, particularly.
He also stressed the need for government to review lending rate regime in the country to make capital readily available to local investors in the country.