NANTA President Raises Alarm Over Activities Of Fake Travel Agents

 NANTA President Raises Alarm Over Activities Of Fake Travel Agents

National Association of Nigeria Travel Agents (NANTA) President, Mr. Bankole Bernard has raised the alarm over the activities of fake travel agents swindling people in the country.

The NANTA boss who stated this in a press statement made available to journalists called on the federal government to make public the names of travel agents behind the plight of stranded Nigerians in Russia after the world cup.

The NANTA boss who had sworn to rid the travel trade sector of fraudsters said the agency recently launched an identity card scheme to drive full capture of licensed practitioners.

He noted that such exposure and public disclosure of these fly-by-night travel agents will go a long way to deter the growth of fraudulent operators and will assist security agencies and NANTA to fish out the black legs.

“What happened to innocent Nigerian sport fans in Russia is just a tip of the iceberg as against the presence of real enemies within our system whom we intend to flush out and send them out of business and to EFCC for prosecution” he noted, adding “our identify card is one of the proactive measures to unmask these hoodlums giving us bad names within and outside our country that is why NANTA visited the presidency to seek support to our action plans to sanitize the sector.’’

Bernard lauded President Buhari for helping to evacuate the stranded Nigerians back home, a gesture he said would rekindle the love of Nigeria in the heart of every Nigerian.

He appreciated Lagos State government for also showing concern to the plight of those stranded in Russia by providing many of them return tickets and welfare.

“Governor Ambode and his commissioner for Tourism, Steve Ayorinde has again shown leadership and deep commitment to the welfare of Nigerians irrespective of tribe or tongue”. NANTA President explained.

He stressed that NANTA will work with Ambode to move Lagos tourism forward.

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