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Rivers To Be Tourism Hub Of Nigeria, Soon – Amachree
A stakeholder in the tourism industry in Nigeria, Chief Mike Amachree says Rivers State would soon be a tourism hub in Nigeria.
Amachree, who is also known as Mr. Tourism of Nigeria made the assertion while addressing some tourists from South Africa at his Brooklyn Tourist Centre, East/West Road, Rumuosi, Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
According to him, the present government in Rivers State under Governor Nyesom Wike has given tourism priority attention as they it is building more tourist centres.
The stakeholder opined that Rivers State is a tourism state because of its potentials and geographical terrain, and assured that South African tourists would be invited during the inauguration of the new Amusement Parks and Museums in the state.
He thanked them for the visit and urged them to continue such visitations among countries in order to share experience and cultural values.
Speaking with our correspondent after the visit, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Nigeria Travels and Tour Agency, Mr. Steve Isokariari highlighted the socio-economic and political benefits of tourism and commended the Rivers State Government for the bold steps taken so far in promoting the industry in the state.
Isokariari, who is also the Chairman, National Association of Travelling Agencies, noted that Rivers State would soon be transformed to a tourist centre like Dubai, and further called for Public Private Partnership to invest in in the industry.
According to him, tourism brings back old memories and boosts the economy, stressing that the visit of the South Africa tourists would also tell the story better that Rivers State is indeed peaceful, contrary to what they were told.
Source: The Tide