KGSHA Commended for Realization of Hotel & Tourism Law

Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly have been commended for their efforts in ensuring that the long awaited Hotels and Tourism Law comes to limelight.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Mary Igiku, explained that the State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Salifu Isah Idachaba, gave the commendation when he received the Members of the House Committee on Culture and Tourism in his Office during their visit Oversight Visit to the Ministry.

Hon. Idachaba said the Ministry has the capacity to create activities that can stimulates the economic growth of the State through programs and events that can attract both International and Local Tourists.

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He noted that some of the recent achievements of the Ministry in the year 2022 include the recommendation and selection of Kogi State contingent by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture to represent Nigerian in Indian International Cultural Festival, where the State contingent returned laurels and got co-opted into the Indian collaboration troupe by the Haryana Authority.

The Commissioner highlighted some of the challenges of the Ministry to include the Ministry’s inability to contribute to the state Cross Domestic Product (CDP) due to the revenue generating base of the Ministry that were moved to other sources.

He appealed to the visiting Committee Members to come to the Ministry’s assistance by liaising with the Executive Arm to fund the Ministry’s approved estimates Budgets.

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The Chairman of the House Committee for Arts and Culture, Hon. Suleiman Atajachi Musa, who led the team on the visit, praised the Culture and Tourism Commissioner and his management team for working assiduously to promote the image of Kogi State by showcasing it’s rich potentials and Cultural heritage.

Hon. Musa pledged the unalloyed Commitment of the Committee to the Ministry’s well-being and welfare in the days ahead.

In attendance were the Special Adviser to the Governor on Culture an Tourism, Hon. Femi Bolaji, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Cultural Integration, Hon. Kemi Olawunmi, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Benjamin Ibrahim and the Ministry’s Directors.

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