Nigeria is blessed with the prettiest sights, the best weather, great food, diverse culture and many more. Yet, we are not a destination of choice for people all over the globe looking to relax and enjoy their leisure time in Africa. NIP will change that. Our security issues are mostly to blame, however getting our tourist attractions and transportation systems up to date will significantly change our story.
We will work with the National Tourism Board to create a Leisure Trust Fund. This fund will help expand local, state, and national recreational centres. It will rehabilitate old parks and zoos, enhance our great outdoors from our forests and coasts to our back yards and streets. NIP is committed to quadrupling the size of our outdoor economy, and through this create hundreds of billions of naira in this new economic activity and millions of new jobs.
NIP will approach the conservation of our lands and waters in a way that reflects the diversity of our country. We will engage all of us in outdoors activities, protect our natural landscapes, waterways, oceans, everglades, lakes, and the cultural sites that tell the story of our country’s very complex history.
We will strengthen protections for our natural and cultural resources, increase access to parks and public lands by building and maintaining good roads and waterways. We will protect our local species and wildlife, and harness the immense economic and social potential of our lands and waters.
We will make our country safe and accessible both to our people and to the global economy.