National tourism transport summit kicks off today



Chinazor Megbolu    |


The National Tourism Transport Summit and Expo (NTTS&E) is kicking off today, Monday December 7, 2020 in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

The Inter-Ministerial Organising Committee said at the weekend the 2-day programme got the Federal Government approval in a bid to reposition the nation’s economy.

The organising committee also noted there would be collaboration between the relevant ministries, agencies, non-government and private stakeholders towards promoting tourism and transportation business in Nigeria.

In a statement issued by the National President, ITPN/ Chairman MOC, ITTS & E 2020, Chief Abiodun Odusanwo, the great significance of mobility and connectivity to the national economic growth and development is the major reason behind the programme.

He explained that the 2020 edition, which is the third so far, was slated to hold in April, 2020, but was postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, hence being rescheduled to hold December Monday 7 and Tuesday 8, 2020 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

Odusanwo maintained that the expo, with theme; ‘Repositioning Tourism and Transportation Connectivity and Mobility to Revitalise the Economy’, is geared towards reviving the tourism and transportation industries due to the dwindling fortunes of the global economy as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the course of the event, the summit will include keynote addresses from industry bigwigs, international organisations, and agencies under the federal ministries of transportation, information, and culture amongst others.

The statement further buttressed that the events will offer a vital opportunity for policymakers, regulators, entrepreneurs, key players in both the tourism and transport sectors of the economy, investors, numerous esteemed customers and the general public to engage in an all-participatory discourse geared towards desired synergy, partnerships and connective inter-play between the two sectors for maximum benefits of the nation’s economy.

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