Abdulrazaq to Develop Kwara Tourism for Revenue-Generation
The Kwara State’s Governor-Elect, Mall. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has disclosed that Kwara is poised to become a leading tourists’ destination in the world if eco-tourism sites in the state are properly developed, and her tourism potentials tremendously harnessed.
Abdulrazaq made this known during his visit to the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mr Folorunsho Coke, to discuss how to revive the comatose tourism sector in the state for revenue generation.
He said: “Indeed, the purpose of this visit is to see how tourism can be revived to create jobs and add significantly to the internally generated revenue of Kwara State. My incoming administration will give priority attention to developing the Esie Museum, Owu Waterfalls, Pategi Regatta, Ilorin Emirate Durbar, Ghani Festival amongst others.”
AbdulRahman said as one of the plans he has to generate IGR in sustaining the economy of the state, is through boosting the tourism sector.
He bemoaned how tourist sites in the state have been abandoned and left in deplorable conditions.
“Kwara is home to beautiful edifices and masterpieces of global interest which over the years have gotten little or no attention from the current or past governments. It is interesting to note that the tourist sites have been abandoned and left in a deplorable state that cannot be showcased or boasted about,” the Governor-elect said.
- Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman