Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 206

Full Length Research Paper

Tourism: The missed opportunities for economic development in Nigeria

Dele Jemirade
  • Dele Jemirade
  • Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Toronto Ontario Canada.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 17 February 2021
  •  Published: 31 January 2021


Achebe C (1984). The trouble with Nigeria. Oxford: Heinemann.


Adora CU (2010). Managing tourism in Nigeria: the security option. Management Science and Engineering 4(1):14-25.


Amadi L, Igwe P (2016). Maximizing the Eco-Tourism Potentials of the Wetland Regions through Sustainable Environmental Consumption: A Case of the Niger Delta, Nigeria. The Journal of Social Sciences Research 2(1):13-22.


Anand A (1997). Advance dictionary of tourism. New Delhi: Sarup and Sons.


Ankomah PK, Crompton JL (1990). Unrealized tourism potential: the case of sub-Saharan Africa. Tourism Management 11(1):11-28.


Aremu D (2001). Cultural and eco-tourism development in Nigeria. Ibadan: Hope.


Books LLC (2010). Tourism in Nigeria: airlines of Nigeria, airports in Nigeria and visitor attractions in Nigeria. Lagos: Books LLC, Nigeria pp. 73-75.


CIA FactBook (2021).



Esuola A (2009). Tourism and hidden treasures of Nigeria. Bloomington: Xlibris.


Federal Ministry of Trade and Industries Newsletter (1992).



Musisi N (1985). Intranational Tourism in Nigeria. Canadian Journal of African Studies 19(1):193-204.


Mustapha AR (2001). The survival ethic and development of tourism in Nigeria in Krishna BG (ed.) The native tourist: mass tourism within developing countries. London: Earthscan.


Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation Decree No. 81, 1992. Nigerian Tourist Board Decree No. 54, 1979.


Nnadi FN, Akwiwu CD (2005). Potentials of agro-tourism for rural development in Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Social Research 5(1):96-106.


Okoroafor CN (1995). Tourism in Nigeria: progress, problems, and prospects. Owerri: African Educational Services.


Ovat OO (2003). Tourism and economic development in Nigeria: an empirical investigation. Global Journal of Social Sciences 2(1):33-44.


The World Economic Forum's (2019). "Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report" 2019. 



Transparency International (2020). Annual Report.


Ukpanah SJ (1991). Promoting and developing tourism in Nigeria. Abuja: Federal Ministry of Trade and Tourism, Nigeria.