The latest Nigerian migration report released by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has it that no fewer than 17,616 Nigerians were deported back to the country, from across the world in 2018. Also, 22,889 foreign nationals were denied entry into Nigeria for various reasons, even as 1,044 Nigerians were blocked from travelling overseas in the same year.
The statistics were made available in the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Border Management Strategy (2019 – 2023) obtained by our correspondent in Abuja.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Friday, October 18th 2019, laid the foundation for the Ekiti Airport, signalling the commencement of work on the agro -allied cargo airport, aimed at boosting the state’s agricultural, tourism and educational endowment. The groundbreaking ceremony was jointly performed by the Governor and the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.
On the occasion of the World Tourism Day 2019, the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria has called on Governments in Nigeria, including Federal and States, to diversify the nation's economy by stimulating the development of tourism clusters and tourists destinations across the country. The tourism federation spoke through their President Alhaji Saleh Rabo in Uyo, where he is representing the private sector at the World Tourism Day event organized by the Akwa Ibom State.
Grace Gekpe, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Culture, said the Federal Government has decided to facilitate research grants for tourism to boost the sector.
Gekpe, represented by a Director in the ministry, Halima Sani, said this on Thursday, at the Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria.
The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has recently been receiving greater public recognition and patronage across Nigeria and even internationally. The latest is the appointment of Alhaji Saleh Rabo, the FTAN President, into one of the Policy Commissions of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG). The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria is the official umbrella body of Nigeria's organized private sector in Tourism and related businesses. The group currently has 22 federating member associations.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform all Nigerian travellers that the Ethiopian Customs and Revenue Authority (ECRA) has recently stepped up seizure of foreign currencies and valuables in excess of $3 000 (three thousand dollars) from passengers transiting Ethiopia without prior declaration of such valuables.
Ivorian Minister of Tourism, Siandou Fofana, has presented a strategic document aimed at making Côte d’Ivoire Africa’s fifth biggest tourism destination from 2025 to the African Development Bank, and immediately sought the bank’s support to implement the plan.
The documen, “Sublime Côte d’Ivoire,” was presented to the bank’s vice-president responsible for private sector, infrastructure and industrialisation, Pierre Guislain, at the headquarters in Abidjan.
The second edition of the prestigious International Tourism Transport Summit And Expo is scheduled to hold at the international Conference Centre Abuja from 29th to 30th April 2019.
The International Tourism Transport Summit and Expo 2019 is aimed at bringing all players in the tourism and transport industries so that issues hindering the growth of the two sectors can be tackled with all sense of purpose and patriotic zeal for Nigeria's economic and social development.
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