Chairman of the governing board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), has given assurances that the commission will collaborate with the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, NANTA, to create a tourism-based economy in the Niger Delta region.
Senator Ndoma-Egba made the commitment when members of the travel and tourism private sector body paid him a courtesy visit at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt.
The NDDC chairman affirmed that tourism was a huge industry which had sustained the economies of many countries. He declared: “Nigeria is blessed with several tourism assets. I think we can begin to develop a programme with NANTA to showcase the Niger Delta region for the purposes of creating a thriving tourism industry.”
Ndoma-Egba assured that the current NDDC board was desirous of encouraging partnerships, adding that NANTA was well placed to offer the desired partnership with NDDC because part of the mandate of the Commission was to showcase the Niger Delta region to the rest of the world.