The Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Osaze Osemwegie-Ero has said that tourism is the new direction for the nigerian economy and descrided the African Drum Festival as good and great .
Speaking with TravelogueTV's presenter, Iloaze Blessed-Odidi in an interview at the ADF 2018, the commissioner lauded his friend Rt .Hon.Muyiwa Ladipo, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Ogun State for a fantastic event that gathered cultured cum tourist loving dignitaries which further strengthened the magnitude of this year's edition. The Commissioner stressed further the call for a needful paradigm shift from the recent main source of economy which is the crude oil to the new direction and that is tourism.
Osemwegie-Ero who is very enlightenment as regards the culture and tourist benefit of edo state, briefly spoke on some historical happennings and added that the state is richly blessed with a lot of culture and heritage sites.
"In 2020, less than three years from now major countries in the world will not be using petrol cars and that is going to further affect our dependence on crude oil which is the main source of nigerian economy so we need to start looking at a new direction, which is culture and tourism", He said.
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