Imo State has set the ball rolling for an ambitious move to rake in N3 billion naria from tourism sector monthly.
Tourism in the State had been in comatose condition after years of neglect by successive administrations.
Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha CON, said his administration is determined to accord priority to tourism on the basis that the sector remains the driving force that will boost economic development of the State.
He spoke at the inauguration of the Imo State Tourism Board at the Sam Mbakwe Expanded Executive Council Chambers,Government House,Owerri on Wednesday.
Chibuike Onyeukwu,Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, quoted Ihedioha to have said “Imo State has the capacity to take the lead in the tourism sector in the country.
“We can make a fortune from this sector and rake in N3 billion monthly to our Internal Generated Revenue, IGR, from the tourism sector alone”
“Our vision is to boost tourism in the State, develop an entertainment city and turn Imo State into a tourism destination. We have the potentials therefore we can achieve it.
Chairman of the Board, Charles Anudo expressed hope to ensuring the development of the sector to become a major revenue earner for the State.