The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) receives the very best variety of vacationers yearly in Nigeria, a tourism professional has mentioned. Gbenga Onitilo said this on the Nigeria Travel Week (NTW) 2018 occasion held in Lagos. Based on him, “SCOAN in Ikotun receives the very best variety of vacationers in Nigeria. It’s a metropolis by itself.”
Yearly, SCOAN hosts thousands and thousands of nationwide and worldwide guests. The church has been reported to draw extra weekly attendees than the mixed variety of guests to Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.
Figures launched by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) point out that six out of each 10 overseas travellers coming into Nigeria are certain for SCOAN.
Over two million native and inbound vacationers go to the church, which runs Emmanuel TV tv station from Lagos, yearly.
Emmanuel TV, a worldwide Christian tv station, has reached a subscriber base of over 1 million on its YouTube channel garnering over 387 million views, making it probably the most watched Christian ministry, not solely centered on music programming, on the platform.
Additionally, the SCOAN’s common companies have resulted in an infinite enhance for native companies and hoteliers.
“It’s essential to promote to the world what you need them to return and see,”Ademola Sanya, a participant on the occasion, said. One other participant, Yemisi Shyllon,mentioned Nigeria has the potential to generate ten occasions greater than what it’s producing from crude oil.
“From confirmed parameters, we’re speaking about $700 billion; and Lagos alone could make $70 million. Overlook the roads and insecurity — there are darkish spots all around the world. Why can we journey overseas? It’s as a result of we wish to see one thing overseas to our tradition.
We now have to design our tourism to showcase our cultural id. There may be magnificence round our tradition (and id), lets cease denigrating our tradition.
We Nigerians, we demean our tradition; we demonise our tradition; we destroy our tradition. However that’s what you all go to Dubai to see/expertise.
NTW is a multi-day tourism occasion platform that goals to drive the Nigeria tourism sector by bringing collectively consumers, customers, journey techs, tourism/journey service suppliers and the media to community, evaluation and talk about the event of tourism within the nation.