How Tourism, AfCFTA can boost Nigeria’s economy – Minister

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a significant development for the African continent and presents a tremendous opportunity for Nigeria to increase its trade volume, encourage tourism and boost its economy, Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, has said.

Mr Adebayo disclosed this while delivering his speech during the National Tourism Transportation Summit (NTTS) and Expo recently held in Abuja.

The NTTS is a foremost tourism and transportation industries event anchored by the Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria.

Speaking at the event, the minister said the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government has declared the year 2023 as the year for the Acceleration of AfCFTA Implementation.

“Therefore, Nigeria must seize the immense opportunities presented by the AfCFTA to drive economic growth and development.

“By harnessing its tourism potential, advancing aviation and transportation, promoting trade export,…


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