Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Bianca Ojukwu, has advised the Federal Government to partner tourism-related organisations to alleviate poverty in the country.
In a statement after the Fitur Madrid ceremony opening on Wednesday, Ojukwu noted that developing a good tourism partnership with other nations would improve Nigeria’s economy.
Fitur is one of the biggest trade fair in the world, with over 150 nations participating and attended by over 100,000 people. It is a platform for participating nations to showcase their products and discuss with potential investors.
“The President Goodluck Jonathan administration should continue to partner with tourism related organisations and institutions because they have emerged as a veritable platform capable of alleviating poverty and will improve the economic status of the country,” she said.
According to the ambassador, the structure erected by the Nigerian delegation, led by the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, was attractive enough to endear exhibitors to them to make inquiries and to buy into some of the products that Nigeria offers.