NTDC Launches Pictorial Guide Book on Nigeria

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The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), last Thursday launched a book capturing Nigeria’s cultural festivals, destinations, arts and craft, historical monuments and national heroes, all in photography.

The Director-General of the NTDC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, who introduced the book to the media at the tourism village in Abuja said it is the first of its kind is a riveting photographic documentation of the history, culture and people of Nigeria.

Otunba Runsewe said, “The book called, ‘Nigeria’ is a compilation of the great country Nigeria, national heroes, historical artifacts, holiday resorts, arts and crafts and many more all in efforts aimed at promoting and marketing Nigeria in line with international best practices.”

Reechoing this position in his foreword to the book, the NTDC helmsman observed that, “This document is an attempt to give expression in symbolic form to the various phases of the socio political evolution of Nigeria. The beautiful photographs and historical landmarks in the book serve as representative samples of Nigerian history and portray the distinguishing characteristics of the diverse landscapes, cultures, traditions, history, economies and government of Nigeria.”

He said that the aim of the initiative is to create more awareness for tourism with a view to generating employment in the sector.

Otunba Runsewe also introduced to the media, two city guides on Abuja and Lagos which include such contents as business, economy, agriculture, finance, entertainment amongst others.

The NTDC boss declared that the corporation had already distributed the book and the city guides to all Ministers, Governors, Senators, Newspaper Editors, Captains of industries, and other top public office holders again with a view to networking with every relevant stakeholder in the drive to market Nigeria as a viable destination to the international community.