Tourism can become highest employer of labour in Plateau – Commissioner

Plateau Commissioner for Culture, Tourism and Hospitality, Peter Mwankon, says the state’s tourism sector has the potential to become the highest employer of labour in the country.
Mwankon stated this in Jos this weekend when ‘Save and Humanity Organisation’, an NGO, conferred on him an award in recognition of his contribution to the development of the sector.
The Commissioner added that in view of the huge potentials in the state, the Plateau government, is working assiduously to revive the sector.
“Tourism has huge potentials that are capable of becoming the highest employer of labour apart from the huge revenue that they can generate for both government and the people.
“The sector can create millions of direct and indirect jobs when it is thriving.
“If there is influx of tourists into Plateau, everyone, ranging from pure water sellers to hoteliers, apart from government, will benefit,’’ he said.
He said that in the past two years, the Lalong Administration in the state had taken concrete steps to develop tourist sites as part efforts to develop tourism.
According to Mwankon, the state government has revived the Jos Carnival and since then it has been attracting tourists to the state.

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