Delta state commissioner for the directorate of culture and tourism, Engr.Lawrence Ejiofor, has said that the directorate is going digital in its business operations in the state.
Engr. Ejiofor spoke to journalists under the aegis of Indigenous Correspondents Chapel in his office in Asaba within the week.
He said the digitsation move of the directorate is the turn the Delta business climate and make it like Dubai in the United Arab Emirates so that people will come to Delta state.
He said the move being made by the directorate is to package its products on-line, saying businesses are going online and much revenue is being generated on the online platforms.
He told the journalists in his office that the directorate will package and showcase the products and use youtube and other available online media platforms to sell the products of the directorate to Deltans, Nigerians and the people of the world.
“We will put our products into documentaries and feed them online, through which we will generate revenue for the state government,” the tourism commissioner who is an engineer, said.
He explained that the COVID-19 lockdown which has not been fully unlocked, had impacted very negatively on the hospitality industry. He added that as it is now, there is no revenue from the hospitality industry.
“As at today, the hospitality industry is zero. It is not adding any revenue to the state government. It has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. All hospitality centres are down.”