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NIHOTOUR, Canadian High Commission Partners to trains Hospitality, Tourism Professionals

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Joel Ajayi 
The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Nura Sani Kangiwa has reaffirmed the role of the Institute as a citadel of skill acquisition, capacity development and a job creating avenue for professional practice in tourism and hospitality industry to be reckoned with globally.

 In a press statement from the institute Media Department Kangiwa who received a delegation of the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria led by Marjorie Lubin, Counsellor for Migration of the Commission, said the potency for hospitality and tourism to empower and create jobs cannot be over stressed, 
He noted that the industry remains the best option as an economic activity sector to revamp the economy of the country and a provider of jobs and employment opportunities for the teeming unemployed in the country.
NIHOTOUR Boss expressed the readiness of the Institute to partner with the Canadian High Commission in skill acquisition training, manpower development as well as job placement opportunity for Nigerian professionals in hospitality and tourism trades willing to take up employment in Canada, stating that the Institute has produced some of the best crops of professionals currently engaged in quality service delivery at all levels and sub sectors of the industry.                 
Earlier in her address, Lubin stated that they were at the NIHOTOUR Headquarters to solicit for the support and collaboration of the Institute in the Commission’s efforts at helping Nigerian migrants secure available job opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industry in Canada.                 
She said the Commission’s choice of NIHOTOUR for collaboration was informed by the Institute’s enviable record of performance as a reputable Federal Agency in the provision of high quality Skill Acquisition Training in hospitality and tourism trades of global reckoning.
Lubin stated that quite a number of reputable and recognized organizations exist in Canada that have approached the Commission seeking for the services of highly trained and skilled Nigerian personnel in hospitality and tourism trades, saying that the Commission believes NIHOTOUR is the best contact point in the country to offer the search services for such professionals in the industry especially as the custodian and coordinator of the Hospitality and Tourism Sector Skills Council of Nigeria.  

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Africa Wedding Expo 2022 Gets New Date

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The organisers of Africa’s foremost wedding exposition have announced the postponement of the event originally slated to hold June 28-29, at the Monarch Event Centre, Lagos. 


In a press statement released signed by Dayo Falade, Executive Convener of the Africa Wedding Expo 2022, it regretted the postponement of the much anticipated event.

According to the statement it pleaded with prospective sponsors, vendors, exhibitors, attendees, volunteers and wedding event enthusiasts, for their understanding on the unfortunate postponement.


It went on to explain that the organisers lost a strategic member in charge of its affairs to the cold hands of death in Kenya. Adding that it would be insensitive to go hold  ahead with the event as scheduled.

 
The statement further reassured prospective exhibitors and vendors who have registered and paid for participation at the event not to fret. That their places at the event are assured. 


“We made this difficult decision due to a tragic event that happened on June 23rd which we believe if we allow the event go on, it will seem insensitive to the family involved. This is very much heavy on us as a whole lot has been invested time, energy and resources into making sure AFRICA WEDDING EXPO 2022 happen in grand style but unfortunately we have to postpone till later date.

“We are sincerely sorry for the inconveniences this very change will cause to everyone who is looking forward to the event. This is a phase that’s beyond our control.


It added reassuringly, “All payment made from various quarters including booths reservation by vendors, partners and exhibitors would remain valid for the event, which we have rescheduled to hold October 25-26, 2022.


“We appreciate your level of understanding that we do not have control over nature and your willingness to go though this phase with us, we need your support by being patient with us and helping to calm any negative reactions within your area of influence,” it added conclusively. 

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