By; JULIANA KATUNG, Kaduna
Deputy Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Mr Jonh Kwaturu has identified tourism as a potential tool in the fight against terrorism in the country.
Mr Kwaturu stated this in an interview with Assembly correspondents, on Tuesday 13th, February, 2018 in Kaduna saying that tourism creates a place where people would be happy ” tourism is about peace ,joy and fulfillment” he said.
According to him, “today the world needs tourism not terrorism that is what will help to fight crime as well as bring development to any society.”
He noted that Kaduna state has a lot of monuments and heritage sites that can be turned into tourists attractions.
It would be recalled that the state House of assembly had on 7th February 2018 passed a bill for the protection and conservation of cultural heritages.
The bill which was a private member bill sponsored by the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly that would help boost tourism in Kaduna State.
It heightens on some of the abundant tourism sites in the state which Includes Nok Terracotta, Kagoro Hills and Lugard Hall.
“The Deputy speaker stressed that the sites can attract international tourists and investment in the state thereby, boosting the revenue of the state.
He added that it would create job opportunities for the teaming youth of Kaduna state.
“Inline with my electoral promises this is one of the giants achievement and fulfillment of electoral process,” he declared.
He appreciated his colleagues at the state assembly for their overwhelming cooperation and understanding during the process of the study of the bill.
” I Appreciate people of Kachia for giving me the mandate to represent them at the Assembly.
“I promised them that I will try and make good laws that would strengthen some of the values that will have in our local government and the state at large,” he added.