Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), has appointed Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s immediate-past minister of data, as his particular advisor.
An announcement stated Mohammed’s appointment was introduced on the opening session of the 66th UNWTO Fee for Africa (CAF) at present underway in Mauritius.
The previous minister is anticipated to assist the secretary-general pursue his goal of constructing Africa a key area for the worldwide tourism financial system by way of his “Agenda for Africa programme”.
Mohammed was quoted as saying that he’s honoured to be the primary Nigerian to take up the position.
“I stand earlier than you, deeply touched and impressed by your beneficiant phrases of confidence and belief,” he stated.
“With a lot gratitude for the arrogance positioned in me by the Secretary Normal of the United Nations World Tourism Group (UNWTO), Mr. Zurab Pololikashivili and with an loyal resolve to honour that belief, I humbly settle for the appointment because the Particular Advisor on Tourism to the Secretary Normal of this nice Group.
“I’m deeply honoured to grow to be the primary Nigerian to serve on this capability. Nigeria is dynamic and numerous by way of pure and human assets within the areas of tourism, tradition, artistic industries, expertise and different points of our nationwide financial system.
“Having come to this point and rising nonetheless, the Nigeria and Africa area basically resides and shaping the complete vary of achievements and challenges of our present occasions.
“It’s subsequently inspiring to tackle extra tasks that can information the event of tourism in a extra accountable and sustainable method.”