The Chairman Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has revealed that he lacked expertise in culture and tourism.
The All Progress Congress Senator made this known while addressing Stakeholders in the Tourism sector on Thursday in Abuja.
Okorocha noted that tourism and culture were not his area of expertise as he preferred to head the committee on education.
He said “This is not my area of expertise, I would have loved to be chairman Senate Committee on Education but I will do my best. Working together, we shall give Nigeria the best that will meet Nigerians aspirations.
“Outside agriculture, the best employer of labour is tourism. But its contribution to our Gross Domestic Product is infinitesimal and it is unacceptable.”
The Imo Senator noted that destiny had brought the responsibility of heading the committee of tourism and culture on his shoulder.
Okorocha said “Today, destiny has brought on my shoulder and my colleagues to steer the ship. Our mission is to revive it. The good news there is that all of us must strive to make a mark.
“We shall work together as members of one family. We aren’t here to police you but to get the job done.”
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