Runsewe Proposes “Tea Strategy” for Nigeria’s Tourism


Barely weeks after suggesting tourism heritage template that could assist Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to rebrand the iconic Lagos House into a world heritage site, Chief Segun Runsewe has again called on the federal government and people of Nigeria to take a break from recession and have a “Tea Party” instead.

He noted that tourism export promotion of Nigeria goods and services and agriculture development, all strategically fused into our economic blueprint and pursued with commitment and passion, will bail Nigeria out of economic recession.

In his short remarks after picking up a tourism legacy award bestowed on him by the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) for serving Nigeria’s tourism, Runsewe noted that a 60 per cent aggressive tourism promotion and development template fused with an export bench of about 12/20 per cent and a national agriculture powered outlook and expectation of a yearly growth rate of about 35/40 percent all keyed into index of national economic timeline would return Nigeria to winning ways.

“This Tea” strategy can bail us out of recession and provide the much needed jobs for our people” he noted, adding that tourism in Nigeria should be seen as serious business.

Runsewe, who dedicated his award to the growth of Nigerian tourism, called on the Nigeria private sector to think out of the box to drive the industry and commended NANTA for initiating the innovative award to recognise and encourage those who made visible sacrifice for Nigeria’s tourism growth.