By Jimoh Babatunde

lagos—The acting  Director-General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC, Mrs Mariel Rae-Omoh, yesterday, promised to work with stakeholders in the industry to sell the country as a destination of choice.
Speaking at an interactive meeting with stakeholders in Lagos, Mrs. Rae-Omoh said; “I have my cardinal objectives; and the major goal is to sell the country’s tourism potential to the outside world and, in turn, boost our economy.
“We can only achieve our goals when the experts in the sector join their voices and ideas with ours. Then, we will set the goals to be met and come out with a practicable blueprint to achieve the set objectives.”  According to her, ”Stakeholders are quite key in any development, so they must be embraced so as to succeed, especially, in this industry.
“Our basic goal is to sell our country to the world; we cannot do it on the pages of the newspapers. Professionals and stakeholders should be the ones fronting the goals on our behalf; so we need to collaborate with them.
“I need a lot of workable advice, suggestions and challenges from those on the field so that the industry can become an economic hold for the country,” she said.
She added that boosting the morale of the staff would further accelerate the mission of boosting the industry.
“The staff is the engine behind the success of any organization; if they have low morale, the result will be failure so they must be adequately motivated,” she said.

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