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Kangiwa Hails FG For Introduction Of Tourism Subject In Secondary Schools



Joel Ajayi

The Director-General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa has expressed his delight with the Federal Government’s directives for the introduction of tourism in the curriculum of secondary schools in the country.


Alhaji Kangiwa who made this known while declaring open a Train the Trainer program for teachers of tourism in the Federal Capital Territory organized by the Institute in Abuja, said tourism remains one of the world’s biggest employer of labour and a substantial contributor to the GDP of most countries.


He said giving Government’s renewed interest to diversify the economy and tourism as one of the considered sectors for diversification, there was no better time than now to groom the youth into taking interest in tourism as a professional course of studies, as well as to urge them to venture into the sector as key players on self-employment basis.


The Director General noted that with the present spate of youth unemployment resulting into youth restiveness tourism as a service industry has the capacity to offer employment opportunities to our teeming youths, stimulate Nigeria’s economic growth, generate foreign exchange and contribute to domestic earnings through fees and taxes


Speaking further, Kangiwa said The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism has the mandate to provide skills proficiency, technical upgrading programmes and professional knowledge based education in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Nigeria, calling on all interested individuals, practitioners and stakeholders to seize the opportunity of enrolling for the Institute’s programs in one or more of its campuses in the six geopolitical zones of the country including Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.


Participants at the Train the Trainer program who were drawn from selected secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja expressed their delight with the training as, according to them, they will be better equipped to teach tourism as a subject and impact their students with better knowledge of the subject




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FG To Create, Promote Nigeria’s Tourism Products In The Diaspora And Home



Joel Ajayi

In recognition of this year’s World Tourism Day, The Honorable Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John has said that the Federal Government is set to create, and promote Nigeria’s tourism products in the diaspora and at home.

Speaking at the Abuja 2023 World Tourism Day with the theme; ‘Tourism and Green Investment, the Minister stated that the tourism “products are vast, plentiful and core to revenue generation for the country”.

 She added that there is an opportunity to reflect on ways to enhance the contribution of tourism in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015.

According to the Minister, taking tourism to the community level, and showcasing the hidden gems of the villages in all regions of our picturesque and diverse country, is the essence of creating sustainable tourism in Nigeria.

Lola Ade-John identified the key points for the growth and development of tourism in Nigeria as;  community Empowerment, collaboration and partnerships, sustainable Tourism Development, Investment in Renewable Energy, and  Digital transformation. According to her, all these have a transformative power and hold immense potential for our nation.

The Minister reiterated that tourism products require adequate publicity development, maintenance, and promotion.

 She remarked that there are numerous challenges that plagued the industry but the government will gradually, speedily, and successfully overcome these challenges with guidance, support, and collaboration of all stakeholders.

Speaking earlier at the event, the United Nation’s world tourism secretary-general, Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, said that tourism is a pillar of our economies. It plays a central role in our societies and in our individual lives. According to the UN Secretary, tourism offers solutions to some of our biggest challenges including the climate emergency and the urgent need to shift to more sustainable economies.

Mr. Zurab further said that the power of tourism is enormous. He remarked that tourism will be made easier for investors of all kinds to support tourism projects with the potential to make a difference.

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