Nigeria partners with Kenya to boost tourism sector

Posted: June 16, 2014 in travel & tourism

fascinating nigeriaMinister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke, has said the country is working with the Kenyan government over developing a framework to boost the tourism sector of the former country in the next 12 months.

Duke who said during an event to celebrate the launch of the air route operated by Kenya Airways from Abuja to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, expressed the hope that Kenya will help Nigeria find a strategy and link to develop the tourism sector.

The minister emphasized the need to develop the tourism sector in line with the Nigerian Government’s transformation agenda and added that the partnership with Kenya would ensure increased value in trade relations.

“Kenya is the benchmark in terms of African tourism; Nigeria is the benchmark in terms of oil and gas. Kenya has just discovered oil; Nigeria is helping to develop it,” said Duke.

According to the official, an implementation committee comprising officials of both countries has been set up to work out details of the framework which will be submitted for ratification and execution upon completion.

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