The Acting Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs. Mariel Rae-Omoh, has set up a committee to work with the Institute for Tourism Practitioners (ITP) to facilitate the corporation’s access to the United Nations Tourism Intervention Funds to ensure sustainable tourism development in Nigeria.
Rae-Omoh in her speech said that the corporation needed the intervention fund to facilitate adequate development and promotion of the tourism assets in the country, adding that “we cannot depend on the budget to do the needful in the industry. That is why we must maximally explore private public partnership and other international funds and grants”.
The acting NTDC boss charged member of the committee to give in their best and ensure that Nigeria immensely benefit from international tourism funds to propel the tourism development and promotion in Nigeria.
Members of the committee are: Director, Administration and Supply, Mr. Boniface Eboka (head of the committee); Acting Director, Hospitality and Travel Trade, Mr. Arua Vincent; Acting Director, Planning research and Statistics, Mrs. Hassan Bukola Bamidele; Head of Public Relations Unit, Mrs. Adama Afanga; Assistant Director, Hospitality and Travel Trade, Mrs. Modupe Omorege; Acting Director, Finance and Account, Mr. Richard Ovie and Director, Legal, Mrs Funebi Omondak, while the Acting NTDC boss is to oversee the workings of the committee.
President of the institute, Chief Abiodun Odusanwo, earlier in his speech said that it is high time NTDC explored available intervention funds by the United Nations to develop the unique and diverse tourism potentials in Nigeria.