President Buhari declares Nigeria safe and secure for investment
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President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria is sufficiently safe and secure for all tourists and business travelers to visit.
The president made the statement on Tuesday, June 5, when Zurab Pololikashvili, the secretary-general of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), paid him a visit at the presidential villa in Abuja, Vanguard reports.
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He said: “I am pleased that the country is now sufficiently safe and secure, and the message should go out to the world for all tourists and business travellers. The first thing tourists look out for is security and I am happy we have it now.
“Minister, Lai Mohammed, has been trying to convince the world that Nigeria is safe and has great potentials for tourism and investment. I am glad that you and your team have come here to see things for yourself.”
In his remarks, the UN envoy commended Nigeria for the successful hosting of the conference which brings together African Ministers of Tourism, principal executives of the global tourism body and other stakeholders in the tourism sector.
Pololikashvili said: “We can do it in Nigeria, we can create, convert Nigeria to the main tourist destination in Africa. There is a huge potential here. Culture, nature, food, you have everything here.