Organisers postpone Webisco dialogue on Nigerian tourismPosted on: October 24, 2023, by : uguru okorie
Organizers of the one-day Webisco dialogue on Nigerian tourism and also the programme unveiling for the celebration of the Nigerian leg of the Black History Month (BHM), earlier scheduled for Thursday, October 26, has postponed the event. According to the organizers, it has become necessary to postpone the dialogue cum seminar to a later date for better planning and coordination.
Speaking on the postponement, the convener, Chief (Mrs.) Margaret Bolanle Fabiyi said: “We have always been passionate about the promotion of Nigerian tourism for decades now. It has become necessary to postpone the conference for us to fully complete the plans for the programme and deliver an event that will meet with our international standard, which the Webisco brand has built for more than three decades in the tourism industry, in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Culture & Tourism since 2001. We shall announce a new date for the seminar cum dialogue.”
The postponed dialogue was aimed at looking at the recently created stand-alone Federal Ministry of Tourism by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and how it can serve as a catalyst to reinvigorate the development and marketing of Nigeria as a preferred destination.
The programme was also to be used to unveil plans to celebrate the Black History Month (BHM) Nigeria , in February as yearly event. This is in the light of the mandate given to the Webisco group by the Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 2001 to use the Black History Month as a tourism product to drive inbound travels and market Nigeria as a preferred destination to the Diaspora population.