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Nigeria to host UNWTO conference next year

By Chiamaka Mba with agency report
03 September 2021   |   3:57 am
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said Nigeria will host the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Regional Conference in 2022.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said Nigeria will host the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Regional Conference in 2022.

He made the disclosure after a meeting with the body’s Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili.

The minister is in Sal Island, Carpe Verde with other African culture and tourism ministers at the 64th Conference of UNWTO Commission for Africa and second UNWTO Global Tourism Investment Forum.

Founded on November 1, 1975, the UNWTO is the specialised global agency entrusted with the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after meeting Pololikashvili, Mohammed hinted that the 2022 event would focus on tourism and the creative industry.