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NIHOTOUR chief calls for implementation of tourism master plan

Alhaji Munzali  Dantata, the Director General of the National  Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), has called for the  implementation of the master plan for the tourism industry.

Dantata told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday that the  implementation of the master plan had been long over due.

“There is a need to implement the tourism master plan because the Federal Government has invested a lot in that document.  “The master plan has been spelt out for both the public and  private sectors and  there is the need  to give it a chance, ” he said.

Dantata said the sector had contributed a lot to the economy in terms of wealth and job creation.     “Tourism has come a long way in the past 50 years. It is appreciated as the  world’s leading  industry which cut across many other sub sectors.

“The impact of tourism is felt all over the world as a generator of economic development and the social well_being of the people,” he added.

Dantata said the full potential of tourism could not be realised without trained  manpower and professionalisation of the industry.


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