Pilgrimage sites’ll boost Nigeria’s economy, says Dr. Schiwmmer – The Sun Nigeria


Okwe Obi, Abuja

President, Association of Virtuous Women in Pilgrimage and Tourism of Nigeria (AVWOPAT), Dr. Chy Schiwmmer, has said that pilgrimage sites that are strategically positioned across Nigeria could boost the country’s economy.

Schiwmmer, in an interaction with journalists, in Abuja, explained that countries such Israel, Jerusalem and Saudi Arabia rake in billions of dollars from tourists, a business, she said Nigeria should venture into, at least to shore up the country’s dwindling economy.

She, however, hinted that her organisation had discovered suitable areas where these sites could be situated but pleaded to keep the locations under wraps.

Her words, “When we went to the pilgrimage board. We initiated the idea of developing holy sites in Nigeria which has not been in existence before.

“We visited the vice president through the executive director of pilgrimage board. So we informed him that one of our activities is to…

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