The Lagos State Government has said that the 150 trained tour guides will act as Destination Ambassadors in Lagos State.
The state government unveiled the revised tourism master plan and policy in July 2021, with human capital development identified as one of the strategic themes to improve the quality of services in the tourism industry in line with standards industry worldwide.
For effective service delivery, the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, is making strenuous efforts to transform the landscape touristic.
The State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture of Lagos State, Pharm. Ms. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf noted that the initiative is the first of its kind in the country.
She said: “Lagos State is working hard to promote domestic tourism and market its tourist sites to the world, it is important that we have a standardized structure in place, which will enable tour guides to deal with tourists in a professional way.
“The six-week tour guide training program is designed to equip 150 selected tour guides with the tools to design and guide tours. The skills and knowledge acquired through the program can also be used in other customer-facing sectors of the tourism industry, thereby contributing to the development of tourism in the state.