The new tourism act, Nigerian Tourism Development Authority Act, 2022 in Nigeria expected to give the country’s tourism push has been assented by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Act repeals the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation Act, Cap. N137 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and enacts the Nigerian Tourism Development Authority Act, 2022, to develop and promote Nigeria as a travel and tourism destination.
Speaking to VoyagesAfriq on the development, the Director General of the new Nigerian Tourism Development Authority Folorunsho Coker said it was imperatively needed to develop and make tourism a key economic driver in Nigeria. He cited the success stories of the oil, banking, and telecommunications sectors as examples of how legal instruments can spur the growth of a sector.
‘’A Legal Framework was required for the Oil, Banking, and Telecommunications industries to flourish in Nigeria. Now Tourism can join the league of flourishing industries as well in this our great Nation’’ said Folorunsho Coker.
The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation #NTDC will now be known as the Nigerian Tourism Development Authority #NTDA.