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Tourism Minister Jobe On A Mission in Abuja To Attract Nigerian Tourists


Tourism plays a crucial role in the socio-economic development of The Gambia.  It is reported that the industry, aside from contributing about 20 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), provides direct employment to about 42,000 people.

On that account, the Honorable Minister of Tourism and Culture, Abdoulie Jobe, headed a high-powered delegation from The Gambia for an outreach mission in Nigeria, in a bid to promote and bring Nigerian tourists and investors in the tourism sector to Destination Gambia.

The tourism sector stakeholders in the delegation are expected to have engagements with their Nigerian counterparts. The occasion allows our tourism authorities to exchange ideas and learn best practices, make presentations on the rich cultural heritage of The Gambia, and what the country has to offer.

Earlier today, a meeting was held at the Nicon Luxury Hotel in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, where the Gambian Tourism and Culture, Minister Jobe, told the delegates that The Gambia is ready to welcome Nigerian tourists and investors to the land of the Smiling Coast of West Africa.

He further assured them of the existence of peace and stability and the security of their investments in The Gambia. The Minister and team are expected to visit other states while in Nigeria before returning to Banjul.

By Lamin Njie

Information Officer

Ministry of Tourism & Culture