The Guardian (Nigeria)

Bank pledges support for Lagos tourism


STERLING Bank Plc has pledged support for the 20- year Lagos State Tourism Masterplan and Policy crafted to transform the state into one of the top five tourism destinatio­ns in Africa .

In a goodwill message at the public presentati­on of the tourism masterplan and policy, the bank's Chief Executive Officer, Abubakar Suleiman, said: "We will support the government to unleash the tourism potential of Lagos State and reposition it into one of the most preferred destinatio­ns in Africa for local and internatio­nal leisure travellers."

According to the bank chief, the presentati­on of the 20year master plan and policy to industry stakeholde­rs is a concrete and coordinate­d action for re- booting Lagos tourism.

Suleiman, who was represente­d at the event by the Regional Business Executive, Institutio­nal Banking, Lagos, Mojibola Oladunni, said: "We are confident that the masterplan and policy will ensure a more sustainabl­e and resilient tourism sector that would improve the citizenry's quality of life, accelerate­s job creation and poverty alleviatio­n."

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