The Acting Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation  (NTDC)  Dr.  Paul Adalikwu flanked by the Commissioner of Police, International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL), Olushola Subair (Right) and the Director, Marketing & Promotion Department, NTDC, Mrs Fibi Ikilama during a courtesy visit to the  Acting Director General by the Commissioner of Police to seek collaboration and partnership on tourism development held at the Corporate Headquarters  of the Corporation in Abuja recently.

THE International Criminal Police (INTERPOL) paid a courtesy call on the Acting Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Dr. Paul Adalikwu, at the Corporation’s headquarters in Abuja, to present to the NTDC boss, the All Travellers Information System (ATIS), a platform to check criminals who lodge in hotels in the country.

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The Acting Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC)  Dr.  Paul Adalikwu (6th Right); the Commissioner of Police, International Criminal Police Organisation(INTERPOL), Olushola Subair (7th Right) with officials of NTDC and INTERPOL during a courtesy visit to the  Acting Director General by the Commissioner of Police to seek collaboration and partnership on tourism development held at the Corporate Headquarters  of the Corporation in Abuja recently.

The Commissioner of Police, Olushola Subair, who led the INTERPOL team, in his speech disclose the intention of the agency to partner with NTDC to make Nigeria considerably crime free and a safe haven for tourism to thrive.

“We are here for a good partnership with NTDC, which deals with tourists, travel and hospitality industries, to ensure Nigeria is safe, with extremely low level of criminality,” Subair said.

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The Acting Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation  (NTDC)  Dr.  Paul Adalikwu exchanging pleasantries with the  Commissioner of Police, International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL), Olushola Subair during a courtesy visit to the  Acting Director General by the Commissioner of Police to seek collaboration and partnership on tourism development held at the Corporate Headquarters  of the Corporation in Abuja recently

Adalikwu, said the partnership between the Corporation and INTERPOL is a welcome idea and one of the cardinal objective of the President Buhari led-administration to elicit confidence and trust in the industry and tourists who visit the country, whilst creating an enabling environment for hospitality businesses to grow.

The NTDC boss added that the partnership with the world’s largest security organization, with 190 member countries, would project Nigeria as a security-conscious nation and a preferred tourist destination of choice.

He also assured the INTERPOL of the Corporation’s commendation and willingness to partner with it in the newly launched All Travellers Information System (ATIS), saying, “it is quite commendable, because it will go a long way in sanitizing the Nigerian hospitality industry, particularly as it affects hotels and other related businesses.”

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