Governor Godwin Obaseki has launched the Edo tourism master plan to generate about N2 trillion from tourism in 10 years.
In a statement on Wednesday, the governor said the plan was designed to make the state a global tourism destination.
Mr Obaseki said 10 per cent of the world’s GDP was from tourism, and Nigeria would contribute through Edo to raise it to 20 per cent.
“With the master plan, the state plans to generate N2 trillion in the next 10 years from the sector,” he noted.
Represented by Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu, Mr Obaseki urged all stakeholders to complement the government’s efforts at leveraging its rich cultural heritage to boost tourism.
Mr Obaseki said the government would create the enabling environment to reposition the tourism sector and attract more investments and visitors worldwide.
“We are leveraging our heritage which is unique to us. Our artefacts are scattered all around the world. Edo is home of sports. We are bringing back sports to encourage tourism in the state. We have created a business-friendly environment and provided infrastructure and security,” the Edo governor explained.
He added, “We have a rich cultural heritage, and we are going to take advantage of what we have to boost the tourism sector so as to grow our revenue.”
Source: Peoples Gazette.