Group wants FG to fast-track tourism sector




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– National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Tourism Group has Federal to develop tourism sector to fast track growth and youth empowerment in country.

group’ , Mr Ezinwa Chinonso, made call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in on Monday.

Chinonso said the move would assist in addressing the challenges of unemployment in the country.

He identified lack of interest on tourism as part of the challenges retarding the country’ growth, and stressed the need to increase budgetary allocation for the sector.

“Nigerian do not really have additional budget for tourism, and tourism only have 30 per cent rating in the country,’’ he opined.

He said that effective structures of orientation, understanding the aspect of tourism, encourage Public Private Partnership (PPP) and effective management of budgeted allocation would promote the development of tourism sector.

The group’ said creating awareness to the general public would also encourage the development of the sector in the country.[eap_ad_2]

“Inadequate funding structure, absent of private investors on tourism, poor policy and as well as insurgency are factors militating against the development of the sector,” he said.

Also, Mr Gabriel Emmanuel, Vice- of the group, said the group’s focus to educate corp members about their environment, culture, ideals, ethics and norms of their country.

Emmanuel said part of the group’s mandate to travel to places to learn culture and to educate the public about the importance of culture and tourism in Nigeria.

According to him, what the group is doing improve culture, ethnics and other related issues among the various tribal group in FCT.

Emmanuel said the group’s awareness project would provide sufficient knowledge about the values, norms, tradition as well as provide a common ground for all Nigerians to stand.

The NYSC Tourism Group is a Community Development Service group of 2014 batch `A’ in FCT. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]