Central Nigeria's Plateau State Government says its recent declaration of a State of Emergency on tourism sector will attract foreign investment and improve life in the State.

The State Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Dayyabu Garga said the move will draw the entire world to the 'numerous' tourism potentials in the state.

Speaking to newsmen last week after the 1st Plateau State Tourism Conference held in Jos, the Plateau State capital, the Commissioner boasted that Plateau State is a center of excellence in tourism with unique tourist sites and rich cultural heritage which are of great economic value.

He said, "Plateau has over fifty two different tribes and prides itself as one of the most unique in the country. Its scintillating and breath taking tourist sites such as the Wase Rock, Kerang Volcanic Mountains, Pandam game reserve, Khawang Basalt formation, the natural spring in Kerang, Kurra and Assop falls among others are a sight to behold."

All that the State Governor, Simon Lalong needs to fully harness these for the benefit of the State is the support of citizens, he said.

He commended the Honorable Commissioner for Tourism, Culture and Hospitality, Tamwakat Weli for organizing the 1st Tourism Conference in the state, believing such initiatives are key to the development of other sectors.

The LG overseer assured of adequate security in all tourist sites across the state's 17 Local Government Areas while calling on relevant stakeholders to partner in developing the tourism sector for mutual benefits.