CULTURE AND TOURISM

Tourism

The Policy of The Federal Government of Nigeria in its determined efforts to develop and promote tourism into an economically viable industry evolved a tourism policy.

The main thrust of the policy is to make Nigeria a prominent tourism destination in Africa, generate foreign exchange, encourage even development, promote tourism-based rural enterprises, generate employment, accelerate rural-urban integration and foster socio-cultural unity among the various regions of the country through the promotion of domestic and international tourism. It also aims at encouraging active private sector participation in tourism development.

The TOUR NIGERIA brand is an ambitious, timely and visionary brand for promoting domestic tourism in Nigeria. The vision of the master brand is to build the premier online destination for authentic Nigerian content, using technology, creativity, arts and culture to push the new national agenda. It will showcase the true spirit of Nigeria and tell the visual story of the most populous black nation in the world.

PEOPLE

Home to approximately 192 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, has one of the largest populations of youth, and the seventh most populous country in the world. The country is viewed as a multinational state, as it is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groupings, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 different languages, diverse cultures, exhibiting unique art.

PASSION

 

The Nigerian people are blessed with a positive spirit and unique way of life that reflects across their Entertainment, Sports, Art & Culture industries. ‘Nollywood’, the local film industry is the third largest in the world and the country maintains pioneering status with its music which have played major roles in influencing contemporary world music. A rich array of cuisines, fashion styles and festivals exist across the different tribes.

POSSIBILITIES

Nigeria boasts of the largest economy in Africa and is classified as a mixed economy emerging market, and has already reached lower middle-income status according to the World Bank, with its abundant supply of natural resources, well-developed financial, legal, communications, transportation and stock exchange (the Nigerian Stock Exchange). It is projected to have the highest average GDP growth in the world in 2010 – 2050.

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Top 40 Tourist Places in Nigeria

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Travel Gallery

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