Photo: Folorunsho Coker, NTDC DG
The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has called on Nigerians to use the period of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to visit hospitality and tourism establishments in the country during the Sallah celebrations to promote tourism and boost the nation’s economy.
The Director-General of NTDC, Mr Folorunsho Coker, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.
Coker said as Muslim faithfuls join the rest of the world to celebrate Sallah, there was need for them to visit the hospitality and tourism establishments such as hotels, restaurants, museums, recreational and other tourist attractions centres in the country.
According to him, this will go a long way in promoting our tourism sector as well as boosting the nation’s economy.
“Nigerians know the advantage they have because we are the most populous black African nation. We have the largest concentration of black people in the world.
“To miss Nigeria is like to miss tomorrow, but to see Nigeria today with the concentration of people, technology, and activities is to see tomorrow. So, tour Nigeria, see tomorrow,” he said.
The director-general, who thanked the God for witnessing the 2021 Eid-li-Kabir, urged Muslims to observe the celebration as prescribed by the Holy Quran. (NAN)