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Hospitality, Tourism, Skilled Graduates have brighter prospects- DG NIHOTOUR

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Joel Ajayi

The Director-General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, has stated that all skilled graduates of the Travel Tourism and Hospitality trades, irrespective of level or cadre, have brighter prospects of being self-employed and employable within the industry circle of the country.

Kangiwa stated this when final year students of the Department of Leisure and Tourism Management, Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State on an educational tour of the Institute in Abuja paid him a courtesy visit, said the versatile nature of the Travel Tourism and Hospitality business has the capacity and potential to create jobs as well as offer job opportunities to cater for the skill gap existing within the industry.

The Director-General told the students to consider themselves lucky to have made the right choice of studying Travel Tourism and Hospitality trades, adding that none of them will regret making such a decision as jobs will be readily available upon graduation or better still, they have the choice to be self-employed as a business startup.  

He said, as the nation’s apex Travel Tourism and Hospitality Skill Acquisition Centre, NIHOTOUR is willing to collaborate with institutions such as the Federal Polytechnic Idah in the enhancement of quality skill acquisition and training that will add value to the growth and development of the industry and in the overall interest of the socio-economic benefit of the country.

In his remarks, the leader of the students’ delegation and Head of Department of Leisure and Tourism Management, Federal Polytechnic Idah, Dr. Ekundayo I. Mejabi said the Department chose to come to NIHOTOUR on the educational visit out of the many options because they believe the Institute has the potential to add enormous value to their quest for knowledge and aspiration to perform better in skill training and acquisition of all the tourism and hospitality trades.

Dr. Mejabi expressed the deepest thanks and gratitude of the students for the honour done in according them a befitting, warm and cordial reception said he looks forward to establishing a mutually beneficial relationship between his Department and the Institute particularly in the area of Hands-on-Training and skill acquisition for the students.

Some of the students who commented on the educational visit said they were happy with the hospitable reception accorded them as well as the knowledge they gained after been conducted round facilities of the Institute by the Heads of Hospitality and Travel Tourism Departments of the Institute, Alhaji Ibrahim Baba and Mr Edward Enenta respectively.

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Project Tourism extends deadline of TOUR AFRICA LOTTERY

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Joel Ajayi


Owing to popular demand, Project Tourism, a collaboration between Linas International Limited and Nigerian Tourism Development Authority (NTDA) is pleased to announce the extension of the entry deadline of TOUR AFRICA LOTTERY in order to accommodate more plays. 


Participants now have until August 18, 2024, to enter for a chance to win an unforgettable trip to Rwanda beginning with a tour of Abuja in Nigeria as take-off destination.


The TOUR AFRICA LOTTERY has garnered tremendous interest since its launch, with many eager to explore the stunning landscapes and vibrant culture of Nigeria and Rwanda. Extending the deadline ensures that more people can experience the beauty and hospitality of these destinations.


The Project Director of Tour Africa Lottery, Mr. Chuks Anyaduba said; “we are thrilled by the enthusiastic response to the Tour Africa Lottery and are excited to extend the entry period. This extension allows more people to participate and increase their chances of winning a-once-in-a-lifetime trip to Rwanda”.


“Each ticket purchased not only provides a chance to win but also supports local tourism initiatives and community development projects in Nigeria. We believe in the transformative power of tourism and are committed to supporting the communities and economies in the sector we promote”, he added.


Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary opportunity. Visit www.tourafricalottery.com to purchase your lottery tickets and for more information about the Tour Africa Lottery.


Website is still open for playing.

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