First lady Patience Jonathan wins ‘Tourism Ambassador for Africa’ award

Date: 27-06-2012 10:51 pm (10 years ago) | Author: franel
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«§» 27 June 2012

Wife of the Nigerian President, Dame Patience Jonathan, has been named as the United Nations Tourism Ambassador for Africa.



The award from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) was presented to her on Tuesday by the organisation’s Secretary-General, Mr. Talik Rifai, during the 53rd meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa holding in Calabar, Cross River State in Southern Nigeria.

Rifai said it was in recognition of her ‘monumental commitment and support for women in tourism.’

After receiving the award, the First Lady pledged to mobilise women and the youth across the continent to achieve the goals of the organisation.
Dame Jonathan said tourism development would go a long way in assisting women and the youth to engage in meaningful ventures to generate wealth.


’’Tourism is a veritable instrument of fighting poverty and has the potential to advance the economies of African countries,’’ she noted.

Gains of tourism
She listed the gains of tourism to include creation of products and services, investment in infrastructure, poverty reduction and stimulation of micro-finance.

The First Lady also stressed the need to promote peace and unity on the continent, saying peace was important for development.

She appreciated the tourism potentials of Cross River state, describing the state as Nigeria's leading tourism destination.

Status of women and youth
Governor Liyel Imoke said the honour bestowed on the first lady was timely and in recognition of her untiring efforts to uplift the status of women and youths.

’’This conference should create new avenues to expand the opportunities in the tourism sector,’’ Governor Imoke said
He commended the Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke for partnering with the state in organising the conference, saying it would ‘go a long way in developing tourism in Africa.’

The minister said that the conference had afforded Africa a voice to reposition tourism into an important asset.

Source: http://www.voiceofnigeria.org/Nigeria/First-Lady-bags-Africa-Tourism-Award.html


Posted: at 27-06-2012 10:51 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
- wireless_radio at 28-06-2012 12:45 AM (10 years ago)
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WHY SHE NO GO WIN AM, SHE HAS NO SPECTACULAR DUTY TO HANDLE
Posted: at 28-06-2012 12:45 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Regenesis at 28-06-2012 01:54 AM (10 years ago)
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Posted: at 28-06-2012 01:54 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- basati at 28-06-2012 02:44 AM (10 years ago)
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Useless.
Posted: at 28-06-2012 02:44 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- nonsovin at 28-06-2012 03:45 AM (10 years ago)
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mtcheeeeeeeeew   SECOND BASE JARII!
Posted: at 28-06-2012 03:45 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ecto at 28-06-2012 04:03 AM (10 years ago)
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Good for her
Posted: at 28-06-2012 04:03 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- aso4life1 at 28-06-2012 04:21 AM (10 years ago)
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Why won't she win? am very sure she payed to win the award, how could Madam UMBLERRA win TOURISM AMBASSADOR when Nigeria's tourism sector is languishing in ruins....what are the criterias for selecting her? what did she do for Nigeria's tourism sector?

Very soon she will be using Nigeria's money for travelling under this useless title....OLOSHI

Posted: at 28-06-2012 04:21 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- Simon-Zeletus at 28-06-2012 04:39 AM (10 years ago)
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Why won't she win? am very sure she payed to win the award, how could Madam UMBLERRA win TOURISM AMBASSADOR when Nigeria's tourism sector is languishing in ruins....what are the criterias for selecting her? what did she do for Nigeria's tourism sector?

Very soon she will be using Nigeria's money for travelling under this useless title....OLOSHI

I wonder what have done about tourist that deserve her award 
Posted: at 28-06-2012 04:39 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ifye2012 at 28-06-2012 04:45 AM (10 years ago)
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- franel at 28-06-2012 04:56 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: nonsovin on 28-06-2012 03:45 AM
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huh?

Posted: at 28-06-2012 04:56 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- DMG17 at 28-06-2012 05:41 AM (10 years ago)
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- malvin2525 at 28-06-2012 05:52 AM (10 years ago)
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- jar84 at 28-06-2012 05:57 AM (10 years ago)
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I DONT CARE
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- winace at 28-06-2012 06:17 AM (10 years ago)
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I dnt understand d award. Did she promote tourism in nigeria or she d tour d world cus i dnt see any new tourism in centre in nigeria. Pls u guys can tell me cus i dnt see any.
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- am_a_thief2 at 28-06-2012 06:32 AM (10 years ago)
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tourism or terrorism, u people shud check well before publishing
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- vantheo at 28-06-2012 06:59 AM (10 years ago)
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Joke of the century

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- Solidstonez at 28-06-2012 07:16 AM (10 years ago)
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Hmmmmmmm

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- Solidstonez at 28-06-2012 07:18 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: aso4life1 on 28-06-2012 04:21 AM
Why won't she win? am very sure she payed to win the award, how could Madam UMBLERRA win TOURISM AMBASSADOR when Nigeria's tourism sector is languishing in ruins....what are the criterias for selecting her? what did she do for Nigeria's tourism sector?

Very soon she will be using Nigeria's money for travelling under this useless title....OLOSHI

Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss

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- kebella at 28-06-2012 07:36 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: DMG17 on 28-06-2012 05:41 AM
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- richi192 at 28-06-2012 08:02 AM (10 years ago)
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is d tourism 4 9jeria or wot cox i didn't c any here o Huh?

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