Mr. Orman Esin, the Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, has said the ‘Christmas Village’ generated more than N1 billion to the state economy since Dec. 1, 2020.
Esin announced this to newsmen in Uyo on Friday.
He said that the opening of the village had brought some life back to holidaymakers and citizens of the state.
“The Christmas village has created value of more than N1 billion since it was opened on Dec. 1, 2020,’’ he said.
“More than 600 vendors attract thousands of visitors every evening, adding that the Christmas village became a must-visit place in Nigeria every December.
“With the ravaging Covid19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the 2020 Christmas season looked bleak.
“Annual events were cancelled all over the world including the record-setting annual 999 events in Uyo,’’ Esin said.
The commissioner said that the Christmas village was set on a huge spread of land at the cultural centre, which allows for effective social distancing and respect for COVID-19 protocols.
He reiterated that the Christmas village was significant which shows that Akwa Ibom was ready for the business of tourism.
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