Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara has promised to revive the tourist sites in the state to boost internally-generated revenue.
The governor made the pledge in his address to mark the occasion of the World Tourism Day celebration held on Friday, in Ilorin.
AbdulRasaq, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Hajia Maimuna Adams, described the celebration as an opportunity to sensitise the people on importance of tourism.
The governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to constructing an access road to the Owu Waterfall as part of efforts to develop tourism industry in the state.
He also said that his administration would invest in Asie Museum so as to boost the government’s revenue drive and provide job opportunities for the teeming youth.
The governor said that the theme of this year’s Day “Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All’, was aimed at promoting and fostering socio-economic cohesion among the stakeholders in the tourism industry.
He, however, pledged his administration’s readiness to provide an enabling environment for foreign investors to tap the tourism potentials in the state.
Students, hoteliers and dancing groups were present at the state Ministry of Culture and Tourism to mark the celebration.