The Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja pledged to make tourism a veritable sector for revenue generation in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari made the pledge at the launching of the Heritage Bikers Tour of Nigeria.
Buhari, who was represented by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, said the effort would support sustainable development going on to uplift the nation.
“I am very pleased at this laudable initiative birthed by the National Commission of Museums and Monuments of Nigeria (NCMM),“ the president said.
According to Buhari, the tourism sites in the 11 states are under the auspices of the NCMM.
In his vote of thanks, Acting Director-General, NCMM, Alhaji Abdulkerim Kadiri, expressed gratitude to the president for his clear vision for placing generation of revenue through tourism among the six-point agenda of his administration.
He applauded the Minister for Information and Culture for his keen interest in the project and effort to promote tourism in Nigeria using national cultural heritage.
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