Tourism can help create 100,000 jobs in a year
The chairman of Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria says tourism can help create more jobs.
Jones said: "It may not be the job that pays N500,000 per month, but nobody will be idle. There is no part of Nigeria you get that lacks tourist attractions. There is no place in Nigeria that does not have one form of tourism or the other. The federal government needs to assist in creating enabling environment, most especially security and infrastructure and allow people to come in and invest.”
"But it won't be a good ideal for government to run it, rather, it should allow the private sector to be fully involved, because the federal government cannot run it well. The government can take share from it but they shouldn't be solely in charge.”
Jones also explained that "There is place in Kabba village called 'Obangogo' every year we climb the mountain. Look at Olumo rock in Abeokuta. After the state government refurbished it and installed elevator there so that if you cannot climb, you enter the lift to go up. You pay money for that. Somebody put a fast food and other stuff, there, and they are earning a good income. It got their people employed.”
Using examples of already existing tourist attractions, Jones illustrated that it is indeed possible for tourism to generate 100,000 jobs within a year.
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