Nigeria Elected Vice President Of UN Tourism Body

Filed in News by on September 14, 2017

NIGERIA has been elected Vice President of the United Nations World Tourism Organsiation’s (UNWTO) General Assembly.

Nigeria was elected by acclamation to represent Africa, alongside Cape Verde, at the end of the 22nd General Assembly of the UNWTO

Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed represented the country at the summit, which opened in Chengdu, China

In a statement signed by his Special Assistant Mr. Segun Adeyemi, Nigeria was elected by acclamation following the country’s unopposed nomination by the UNWTO Commission on Africa (CAF).

Reacting to Nigeria’s election, the minister said: ”To be called upon to serve as a Vice President of the General Assembly of the UNWTO is a very big honour to Nigeria.

“It has proven one thing, that in the last two years, we have succeeded in pushing tourism and the Creative Industry as a whole from the back-burner to the front-burner, from a side issue to the main issue. This has also been noticed by the global community and I feel highly gratified by it.”

Nigeria, which will serve on the UNWTO General Assembly until 2019, will host the 61st edition of the UNWTO CAF Meeting in Abuja from June 4-6, 2018.


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