Niger Plans Four Tourism Sites


The Niger State Gov
ernment said plans had been concluded for the development of four tourism sites to further boost tourism in the state.
The Commissioner for Tourism and Culture Mrs Susan Gana, disclosed this to the newsmen in Abuja last Thursday.
She said that the idea was to attract more tourists into the state and to identify and expose the tourism potential of the state.
“The state is endowed with historical sites and some other fascinating tourism attractions that can be showcased to the world.
“Developing the tourist centres will make the state a preferred tourism destination in the country,’’ Gana said.
She said the sites are Gurara Waterfall, Zuma Rock, Mongo Park Cenotaph, Zungeru Amalgamation Centre.
She said that there was an enabling environment for private and public investors to partner to develope and exploit the tourism assets in the state.
“The government cannot do it alone, it required the assistance and involvement of both private and public investors,’’ Gana said.
According to Gana, the state government has made provision for good road network, electricity, and infrastructure to all the tourism sites.
“This is to encourage both foreign and local investors to invest in the huge tourism prospects of the state.
“Also, for individuals to know that the government is ready to partner with investors to utilise its tourism potentials,’’ she said.
Gana said that development would earn the state huge revenue and provide employment for the youths in the state.