Edo Govt opens tourism desks at Benin airport

Posted: January 23, 2018 in general
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Benin airportEdo State Ministry of Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, in partnership with Viko Nigeria, has unveiled tourism and information desks at the Benin Airport to boost tourism.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony at the arrival and departure wings of the airport, Wednesday, State Governor, Godwin Obaseki said that the desks would provide investors and visitors opportunities to know about the tourism potential of the state.

The governor, represented by the Chief of Staff, Mr Taiwo Akerele, said that the aim was to make the state a tourism destination of the country and boost the economy.

Earlier, the state Commissioner for Tourism, Mr Osaze Osemwengie, said that the information desks would form part of the road-map toward the development of the state’s vast tourism potential.

He said that the idea was conceived by the governor in his quest to boost investment and employment opportunities in the state.

“The airport is the gateway to the state if you are coming by flight, and the desks will give you all the needed information about the places to visit and what obtains in the various parts of the state,’’ he said.

The Executive Director of Viko Nigeria, Mr Kanu Chidi, said that tourism could contribute much to the development of any economy, noting that the partnership with the state government would rekindle the desired interest in the tourism sector.

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