Lai Muhammad Explains Why He Requested For N13m From NBC
Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism has cleared the air about the N13.12million he requested from the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC). He explained that the money is not for him alone or his personal use but for tickets and travel expenses of five delegates along side the minister for a Conference on tourism for development in Beijing, China.
The loan being requested for is for the ministry to meet up its obligations to enable the Minister and members of his delegation attend the all important conference. The loan is not meant for the minister alone as personal expenses, but for the expenses of all members of the delegation. The Conference is being organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation in conjunction with the Government of the People’s Republic of China, under the overall theme “Tourism for Peace and Development. It will feature amongst others, discussions on major issues for sustainable development including the contribution of Tourism to poverty reduction and peace. The conference is a veritable platform to develop synergy and partnership with players in the global Tourism Industry which will go a long way in boosting our drive to diversify the Nigerian economy