Women Group Wants Dev Of Tourism

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A Non/Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Rivers State, the Opobo Women Welfare Association (OWWA), has called on the federal, state and local governments to urgently encourage the development of tourism across the nation, to create revenue like any other business in Nigeria.
In a keynote address presented at the just concluded 2018 Opobo Women Convention, tagged: “Let’s Work Together, That All May Be One”, President of the group, Ama/Opu/Orubo, Felicia Stephen Pepple, maintained that tourism when put into effective state would induce employment opportunity for the teeming jobless youths, women and the vulnerable in the society, which needed to be trained on vocational skills for self reliance in business.
Pepple stressed that tourism, no doubt will certainly induced employment for the people and also create vocational training which will enable them be relevant in tourism business.
She said that tourism as a large business, could be considered a fulcrum for genuine and positive development of any society hence the need to effectively harness and sustain it.
As she put it, “Nigeria’s ancient heroes and heroines are also relevant in the world tourism history. These factors are also more or less the lode-stone that can attract tourism investments”.
She called on Nigerian leaders to capitalize on the advantage of tourism potentials as well as the natural endowments yet untapped, adding that the cultural festival of the people should be marketed globally in order to enhance attraction and investment.
On the event, she commended the efforts of Her Majesty, Queen Prudence Dandeson Jaja, His Majesty, King Dandeson Douglas Jaja, Amanyanabo of Opobo, other stakeholders and the women for putting their energies, resources and time together to develop the ancient city of Opobo through aggressive projects since the existence of the group some 47 years ago. She thus described them as, “most resourceful, dynamic and resilient developers of society and the people”.
Ama-Opu~Orubo Pepple used the opportunity to appeal for supports from all quarters.