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Nigeria's Tourism Minister: Tourist arrivals to grow significantly
Kano — Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Senator Jibrin Bello Gada, has said the country's increasingly appreciating tourism forecast showed that annual tourists arrivals will reach over one billion by the 2010, which will eventually put earnings in that sector to $150bn.
The minister, who was speaking during the 30th celebrations of the World Tourism Day in Kano, weekend, hinted that despite the growing disasters that have greeted the world, tourism has been put as the fastest growing industry with many countries presently turning to the sector away from oil as their main source of revenue.
"Travel and tourism is considered as one of the world largest growing industry and despite the incidences of terrorism, air mishaps, tsunamis and other natural disasters and even the present global economic meltdown, it has remained resilient as there is no sign of slowing down in growth trend sin this 21st century," said Gada.
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