Governments at all levels have been urged to harness tourism potentials across Nigeria to boost the country’s economy.
The planter of the Christ Apostolic Church, (Adamimogo Grace of Mercy Prayer Mountain) World-wide, Prophet Sam Olu Alo who gave the advice lamented that the nation’s tourism destinations were largely untapped.
He called on the governments to invest heavily on and develop the nation’s historical sites, prayer mountains and other tourist delights to create employment and generate revenue.
Prophet Olu Alo spoke in Jerusalem, Israel, where he led some pilgrims from Nigeria on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
He said, “We have things that can make our country great and successful in this nation. Ikogosi warm springs, prayer mountains, historical spots, better those in foreign countries we are travelling to but we don’t attach any importance to them and this is bringing challenges and discomfort.
“My advice to our leaders, the President, state governors, National Assembly members and House of Assembly members is, if they can use the privileges they have to develop our tourist sites by investing heavily on them, tourists will be visiting all these places.
“Take Israel for example, tourists from across the world always come in their numbers to visit the country, it is because their government developed their tourist sites to make it attractive to the visitors. And through that, they generate employment for their people. This is also what is happening in Mecca. Some of the things they developed as tourist attractions represent their culture , tradition and history.
“If we can emulate them and work on those things God has blessed us with in Nigeria, I believe they will glorify God in our land, increase government source, revenue and help in generating employment for our teeming youths”.
The man of God charged his co-pilgrims to be good ambassadors of Jesus with good works and character.
You have received another name: JP as a person who had visited the holy land, the city of God, use this and the lessons learned here to win souls for Jesus.
“The most important aspect of it is for us to love one another. It is still missing in our country Nigeria and is causing problems and pains in the country. If we search for love and find it, our families, homes and country will be better for it”.
In another development, the cleric was commended for sponsoring state DAILY POST correspondent, Toyin Anisulowo as well as other journalists and broadcasters on pilgrimage to the holy land.
The media personnel in their commendation said, “He is a man of God that will pray for you and give you logistics. Among men of God, his style of helping people is unique. I pray God will renew his anointing, grace and send unto him destiny helpers”.