Cultural re-orientation and the inculcation of sound moral values in our youth can ensure that they embrace peace and work for the unity of the country
The Honourable Minister for Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, High Chief Edem Duke, stated this today while addressing delegates at the 8th National Council on Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, taking place in Ilorin, Kwara State, “the state of harmony.”
Chief Duke said the current national security challenges cannot simply be attributed to poverty, unemployment, poor governance and illiteracy, adding that we all have a patriotic duty to probe deeper into the security problems that have threatened our co-existence and begin to use culture and tourism to build bridges that will unite us as a people.
According to him, the time has come for us to begin to address our minds to reducing the level of poverty, controlling crime and growing the economy through job and wealth creation by focusing on the vast potentials that abound in the culture and tourism sector.
He was optimistic that culture and tourism will be one of the sectors that will contribute significantly to the actualization of Vision 2020, if the sector is fully developed.
Ibrahim Sule Malgwi