Beyond the agricultural sector, other sectors in Nigeria are also receiving developmental attention in order for the economy to grow into a robust entity that is able to measure up with the World’s standard.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) to boost its National Tourism Statistical System and develop a Tourism Satellite Account.
UNWTO is committed to developing tourism measurement for furthering knowledge of the sector, monitoring progress, evaluating impact, promoting results-focused management, and highlighting strategic issues for policy objectives.
The corporation agreement ensued between UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, and the Minister of Information and Culture of Nigeria, Mr. Lai Mohammed, to host the Sixty-First meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa and the Seminar on ‘Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development’ in Nigerian capital, Abuja, from 4 to 6 June 2018, was signed.
To this end, the expected participants of the meetings includes; UNWTO Member States and Affiliate Members, invited delegations and representatives of the tourism and related sectors. As well as officials of immigration departments, national statistics bureaus, central banks and other relevant stakeholders.