Nigerian government advised to revive parks, recreation centres

Well-maintained parks, museums and galleries would attract foreign tourists.

A tourism and culture administrator, Shedrach Golen, on Monday asked the Federal Government to revive some neglected parks and recreation centres in the country.

Mr. Golen, who also works with the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC), said this in an interview in Lagos.

He said that well-maintained parks, museums and galleries would attract foreign tourists.

“Government should adequately revive the neglected centres. Some tourism centres that have been neglected over the years should be revived to aid development in the sector and attract foreign tourists,” Mr. Golen said.

He suggested that standard hotels should be built in every locality, especially near the tourism sites, to attract both local and foreign tourists. Mr. Golen said that adequate security system in the country would enhance the development of the sector and other sectors of the economy.

“Standard hotels should be built near tourism sites and an effective security system put in place to ensure the safety of tourists,” he said.

He added that tourism had the potential to boost the nation’s economy. He, however, said that tourism sites should be built to international standard to attract both local and foreign tourists.


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