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Published On: Tue, Mar 20th, 2018

NTDC reaffirms commitment to promote Nigerian products

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By Abba-Eku Onyeka Abuja

The Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Folorunsho Coker, has reaffirmed the Corporation’s commitment in ensuring that Nigerian made products are patronized and promoted by Nigerians
Coker, stated this at an event tagged “Nigeria Flavour” which was organized by the Corporation to that effect.
According to him, the time has come for Nigerians to appreciate their own products as well as create market for the Nigerian populace, stressing that “If we don’t consume what we consume what others make which means we are translating our income to others.
Coker noted that tourism generated over $10.8trillion globally and Nigeria must be ready to invest in tourism assets to attract tourists and partake in the benefit that abound in the industry.
He further noted that plans were underway to replicate the excessive to other parts of the country just as he posited that NTDC is not relenting on ores to sustain the tempo, as it hopes to drive the message down to the grassroots.
On her part, the Permanent Secretary, Deaconess Grace Isu Gekpe disclosed that the program create a level playing field for business men and women to explore as well as provide a platform where loan can be accessed to boast their business Gekpe disclosed that at the end of the program those who need loans will be linked to where they can access loans so as to boost their local business which she believes will go a long way in strengthening Nigeria’s economy.
The event witnessed a display of Nigerian and by extension African cuisine as well as African fashion. It was also an African night of entertainment as it witnessed a thrill from artists within and outside the shores of Nigeria.

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