Nigerian tourism, is the Giant in Africa’s tourism industry, due to its vast tourism infrastructure and method of development the industry, of which every state manages its own resource on tourism, and making sure to improve in every stage Nigeria is a land blessed with many natural and human resources.
Nature has endowed Nigeria with a good design that is so attractive that Nigeria makes one of the most naturally picturesque nations in the world. Nigeria is an adventure, simply put.
Tourist attractions abound in Nigeria, ranging from natural attractions like hills, waterfalls, springs, lakes, mountains, rocks, beaches, etc; Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, Obudu Cattle Ranch, Man-made attractions like resorts, parks, game reserves, ranches, etc; and Cultural attractions such as Festivals, carnivals, etc.
The tourist attractions in Nigeria are spread out in the different states that make up the federation. Tourists come to Nigeria to enjoy its picturesque cites, some of which are natural wonders, its artistic treasures, beautiful beaches, resorts, parks, festivals and food. Tourism in Nigeria is one of the countries bourgeoning service activities, with the government and individuals doing much to improve and expand the country’s tourist facilities.
Tourism Facilities: To ensure the growth and development of tourism to international standards, government has put in place the following: Embarked on a massive and aggressive publicity campaign in the country, on the potentials and significance of tourism.
Available publicity organs of the government have been utilized. Publicized and marketed the nation’s tourism potentials abroad, through Nigeria’s diplomatic missions and the foreign media, international travel fairs and mails. Simplified issuance of visas/entry permit to intending visitors, such that they can get Visas immediately on application. Tourists arriving our ports with return tickets, are also issued with visas on the spot.
Security agencies, including customs and immigration have been re-oriented to discharge their duties promptly and efficiently, to eliminate inconveniences to visitors at entry points.
Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism: The Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism has assumed full responsibility for policy initiation and monitoring, and maintains direct links with state governments on all tourism matters.
However, the tourism industry is still fully dominated by states and local governments, where tourist attractions are situated. State Ministries: State ministries implement policies and directories from the Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism, initiate projects and control land allocation and development of tourism in their respective areas.
The states also regulate the operations of hotels and catering institutions in line with the federal government policy. Local Government Tourism Boards: These local organs were established to locate and identify potential tourist attractions in their areas. They serve as information centers and provide tourist guides.
They also preserve and maintain monuments, as well as museums in their areas of jurisdiction.
This eBook titled: “Tourism and Ecotourism in Nigeria” is provided for your Guide and information when touring Nigeria, you don’t need to get lost or frustrated during your tour in any way, and you will have the knowledge of the environment and the places you intend to visit ahead of your visit.
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You may need to read and understand the information related to Nigeria tourism and its content without traveling to Nigeria in person, you can only achieve this by making this book your tourism informer (presided for Nigeria tourism), you will not have any information to miss out.
About the Author
Sampson Jerry and Anderson Jones. Sampson Jerry is a historian on African history and a computer scientist. Anderson Jones is also a historian on African history and a journalist, we both base in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) while working on what we know best. History and information have being our desired attention of which we enjoy the most, but we same leisure unlike we do in our profession, Anderson loves football, while Sampson loves table tennis and lawn tennis. We promise to reach out the world through our profession as much as we can. We love you all.
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