‘The Seven Wonders of Nigeria Project’ll Drive Tourism Recovery’ By Justina Okpanku
The Seven Wonders of Nigeria Project has released the guidelines for Season 2 of the Naija7Wonders which the organisers said will boost tourism, as well as lead to “recovery and greatness of tourism in Nigeria.”
Naija7Wonders Project is the effort by some Nigerian tourism promoters to highlight and showcase the huge tourism resources in the country.
Organised by Travellers Magazine, the First Travel Magazine in West Africa, Naija7Wonders Project had its First Edition endorsed by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2010 and it ended in 2012. Former Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Otunba Segun Runsewe hosted the committee to a party in 2012 where he presented them with medals and certificate for helping to “promote Tourism and Travel in Nigeria.”
According to the organisers, “Due to massive negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel and tourism this will be the best time to develop and grow Brand Nigeria and Domestic Tourism hence the Launch of Season 2.”
The Naija7wonders Project will unveil the investment Potentials of the Tourism Environment in Nigeria. The organizers, among others things, seek to partner with relevant government agencies and private sector players to accomplish the huge task.
The Publisher of Travellers Magazine, Mr. Ikechi Uko said: “Because tourism is private sector- driven but supported and led hugely By Government, the relevant government agencies have been contacted by the organisers to lend their weight in driving the project to a successful end.
As Nigeria Marks its 60th Anniversary there is a need to create a new “Sense of National Pride and Develop a Communal Love for our Country”.
The theme of the Season 2 is taken from the Old National Anthem “Though Tribe and Tongue May Differ in Brotherhood We Stand.”
There is also need to get Nigerians to love Nigeria. “The main reason for the search for the Seven Wonders of Nigeria is to grow national pride in Brand Nigeria. Tourism is the largest employer of labour globally and there is no reason why this should not be the same in Nigeria,” he said.