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Culture, Tourism Will Boost Nigeria Economy, Says Oyintiloye

Posted: Jun 13, 2015 at 6:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The House of Assembly member representing Obokun Constituency of Osun State, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has said that investments in culture and tourism by the federal and state governments would boost job creation and the economy.

He made the submission in Ibokun, Obokun Local Government Area, during the 2015 Obokun Festival.  According to him, tourism development would not only serve as alternate source of income but would also reinforce the fight against social vices and help address societal ills by instilling high moral standards, and cultural values.

Bearing in mind the poor economy in the country, Oyintiloye lamented that the challenge being experienced in the country was largely due to heavy dependence on the revenue from petroleum products and the concomitant effect of the fall in global oil prices.

He advocated that it was high time Nigeria began to look beyond oil and diversify its economy.