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Nigeria is our role model, big brother; Tinubu will improve tourism: Tanzania

• October 20, 2023
President Bola Tinubu
President Bola Tinubu

On Thursday, Benson Bana, Tanzanian High Commissioner to Nigeria, said President Bola Tinubu’s administration would bring about improved transformation in Nigeria’s tourism and culture sector.

Mr Bana expressed confidence in the new administration when he visited Goge Africa in Lagos as he rounded off his diplomatic mission in Nigeria.

“I believe President Tinubu has the vision and objectives to deliver in the area of tourism, appointing ministers to champion the course of the industries. Nigeria is our role model and big brother.

“If Nigeria makes good policies and decisions to champion the growth of tourism, other African nations will learn and improve as well,” he said.

Mr Bana appreciated Goge Africa for the support and cooperation he had enjoyed during his tenure in Nigeria. He recalled that when he was posted to Nigeria four years ago, Goge Africa was his first point of call.

“When I came to Nigeria to champion the course for economic diplomacy, Goge Africa was my first stop, so I have come to appreciate Isaac and Nneka for the support enjoyed so far,” stated the Tanzanian diplomat. “The relationship enabled me to facilitate cooperation and collaboration between Goge Africa and the entities in Tanzania who specialise in tourism.”

Mr Bana added, “We have made it possible for Nigerians to explore the flora and fauna beauty that Tanzania has to offer. We are happy that Goge Africa has been a good friend in terms of championing the cause of tourism, educating people on the tourism potential in Tanzania. Tanzania is the home of Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and the beautiful white beaches of Zanzibar.”

Mr Bana, who described the relationship between Nigeria and Tanzania as great, pledged to foster the relationship going forward. He said during his tenure, he was able to upscale cultural diplomacy between Nigeria and Tanzania.


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