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LGAs urged to exploit tourism resources for national devt.

PRESIDENT of La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, Lagos, Mr. Wanle Akinboboye,  has urged local government councils in the country to utilize tourism potentials in their areas for national development.
Akinboboye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos during the week that there was no local government in the country that did not have tourism resources.
He said if the tourism potentials in the country were harnessed, they would boost internally generated revenue.
“There is no local government in this country that does not have one or two tourism prospect in their areas. There is the need to harness them to improve the economy. We need to promote the tourism potentials that the country is blessed with for the economy to thrive”, Akinboboye said.
The president advised the councils to improve tourist’s sites in their localities with a view to attracting investors in the country.
“Developing tourist sites will encourage more investors and will create job opportunity for the youths. Such development will make Nigerian tourists centres to meet international standards”, he said.
Akinboboye mentioned some of the facilities sites to be developed to include beaches, hotels, monuments, local and international airports, and event centres.
“The need for proper maintenance and improvement of all these potentials are of paramount importance to the development of the sector.
“All these are great tourism and relaxation centres that can boost the revenue of the local governments’’, he said.

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