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10th July, 2013.
Vice President Namadi Sambo at "Fascinating Nigeria" launch.

Tourism creates 200 million jobs, generates $6 billion globally - Sambo

At the unveiling of the tourism identity, "Fascinating Nigeria", to showcase the country's rich tourism and cultural potentials, Vice President Namadi Sambo reiterated government's commitment to develop the tourism sector.

Speaking at the launch of official tourism identity for the country, 'Fascinating Nigeria' at the presidential villa, Abuja, Sambo said, "The 2013 Economic Impact Report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) puts the total contribution of Travel and Tourism to global GDP in 2012, at over six billion US dollars" and created over 200 million number of jobs which represents 8.7 per cent globally.

The Vice President said further, "This is because tourism, another huge revenue source is a means by which potentialities shall create employment and wealth for our teeming Nigerian youths".

He noted that a brand identity with a strong marketing campaign which would have an emphasis on media and tour operator familiarisation visits would go a long way in projecting Nigeria to the world.

Sambo stressed that tourism sector if properly harnessed would generate income and attract investment to drive the country's economy.

According to him, Federal Government has placed greater emphasis on creating an enabling environment for harnessing the country's vast tourism potentials and resources.

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