Nigeria needs peace to grow tourism industry, says Adenuga - THE GUARDIAN
By Charles Coffie Gyamfi (Abeokuta) and Charles Akpeji (Jalingo)
For the tourism sector to get a boost, Nigeria must first of all be at peace, Globacom Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga, Jr., has stated.
In his goodwill message yesterday to the 2019 Ojude Oba Festival, the business tycoon said: “Our tourism industry can only grow in an atmosphere of peace and security of lives and property.”
He, therefore, called on the three tiers of government to work harmoniously and introduce fresh strategies to confront the pervasive insecurity in the country.
Represented by Mr. Folu Aderibigbe, the oil magnate explained that Globacom was conscious always of its pact with the people to support, grow and develop noble causes such as the Ojude Oba which, according to him, has assumed an international status.
He congratulated the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, for “the numerous achievements during his reign.”
Adenuga assured Nigerians of the telecommunication firm’s commitment to the delivery of high-quality services and products, adding: “We are proud that the Glo brand has, in the last 16 years, transformed into a household name with innovative solutions and pocket-friendly rates that have been enabling Nigerians to breathe easy in various ways. Our products and services are second to none and ahead of the pack.”
In a related development, the Taraba State chapter of the President Muhammadu Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) has sought roles for traditional rulers in the quest to overcome the security problems besetting the nation.
It contended that their non-inclusion in the scheme of things contributed in great measure to the unsavoury situation at hand.
State coordinator of the group, Ahmad Zakari Nguroje, told The Guardian yesterday in an interview in Jalingo that “drawing the traditional rulers closer to government” would address the nation’s woes.
Stating that it was too late to readjust, he noted: “It is the traditional institution that knows the people. If a stranger comes to a town or village, the first person that will identify that stranger is the traditional ruler.”