ACTING Director-General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Dr. Paul Adalikwu, has commended the International Criminal Police (INTERPOL) for coming up with the All Travellers Information System (ATIS), a platform to check criminals who lodge in hotels in the country.
Speaking while receiving the Commissioner of Police, Olushola Subair, who led the INTERPOL team, to his office in Abuja, Adalikwu said the corporation will be pleased to partner with the organisation.
He noted that one of the cardinal objectives of the President Buhari led-administration is to elicit confidence and trust in the industry and tourists who visit the country, whilst creating an enabling environment for hospitality businesses to grow.
The NTDC boss added that the partnership with the world’s largest security organization, with 190 member countries, would project Nigeria as a security-conscious nation and a preferred tourist destination of choice.
He also assured the INTERPOL of the Corporation’s willingness to partner with it in the newly launched All Travellers Information System (ATIS), saying, “it is quite commendable, because it will go a long way in sanitizing the Nigerian hospitality industry, particularly as it affects hotels and other related businesses.”
Speaking earlier, Commissioner of Police, Olushola Subair disclosed that the intention of the agency to partner with NTDC is to make Nigeria considerably crime free and a safe haven for tourism to thrive.
“We are here for a good partnership with NTDC, which deals with tourists, travel and hospitality industries, to ensure Nigeria is safe, with extremely low level of criminality,” Subair said.