The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has said that the greatest misfortune that has ever befallen Nigeria as a nation was the discovery of oil and gas.

Ogunwusi said this during a courtesy visit by the National Executive of Nigeria Tour Operators to the Ooni’s palace in Ile-Ife.

The executive members were led by NATOP’s President Bilikisu Abdul, and accompanied by some journalists.

The traditional ruler said that Nigerians had failed to develop the tourism potential in the country due to the discovery of crude oil.

He said that Nigerians had also forgotten that every nation’s tourism potential was inexhaustible compared to its oil and gas that has a life span.

The Ooni of Ife also in his responses to requests made earlier by the leaders of the groups under NATOP assured them of his  royal support. �׳��@