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NIHOTOUR DG Happy With Staff Turn Out To Work At Kaduna Campus

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…Pledges To Address Water, Transport Issues.

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The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Nura S Kangiwa has expressed his happiness and delight on the massive turn out of staff to work at the Kaduna Campus of the Institute.

Alhaji Kangiwa who was visibly excited with the high sense of responsibility and commitment to duty exhibited by the staff said this is what the Institute need to move forward.

He commended the Coordinator of the Kaduna Campus for her dedication to duty particularly in addressing some critical infrastructure issues of the Campus with the scarce resources at her disposal.

The Director General then directed for immediate work to restore water in the campus as well as complete repair work on the bus earlier started by the Coordinator.

Receiving the Director General, the Campus Coordinator, Madam Clara Asogu commended the DG for his commitment at addressing issues of the Institute to lift it to greater heights.

She expressed her gratitude and that of the staff for the immediate action taken by the Director General to address water and transportation problems of the Campus.

She then conducted the Director General and members of his entourage round the Campus on facility tour.

The Director General who paid an unscheduled visit to the Kaduna Campus of the Institute has since returned to Abuja.

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Development Of Hospitality Is Fundamental-Minister

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…Inaugurates HTSSCN Governing Board

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has revealed that development of tourism and hospitality is fundamental to the growth and development of Nigeria adding that all hands need to be deck to achieve this.

To this end, he however, inaugurated the Board of Directors and Trustees of the governing board of the Hospitality and Tourism Sector Skills Council of Nigeria (HTSSCN) with a charge to take the sector to the next level.

Speaking at inauguration on Thursday in Abuja, the Minister, who was represented by Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mrs Ifeoma Anyanwutaku, said the board would help in enhancing the growth and development of the sector by living beyond expectations in actualizing the dream of the sector.

According to him, the composition of the board membership cut across the private sector driven union, national bodies and stakeholders, who were fully involved with professional skills, operations and services.

He added that the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) being the regulating board, has spelt out the roles and responsibilities that would be carried out by employers.

This, he said, would fulfill the development of the trade union, professional bodies, and other key players, through a structured platform of the council.

“You may wish to note that the Federal Executive Council ( FEC) in 2013, approved the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), and setting up sector skill council for the selection of pilot sectors of the economy.

“You are among those carefully nominated due to your dedication, and selfless services to the growth of the sector.

“I approved the representation at both board of directors and trustees of the council, while other members are drawn from the private sector, to the employer-led member organizations as represented by your presence as you are inaugurated.”

Earlier, in his address of welcome, Alhaji Nura Kangiwa, Director- General, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), described the inauguration of the governing board of the sector skills council as setting another milestone in the desire to institutionalize the council.

According to him, regarding the constitution of the board, deliberate efforts were taken to ensure the representation of a strictly private sector driven employer-led stakeholders across the trade unions.

” We are, however, aware that some specialized sector trade service providers and operators are yet to form their specialized trade unions, associations or professional bodies.

” The council is encouraging such specialized trade operators to form a united body, so that we can identify and engage them for admission into the council in the dispensation of our activities,” Kangiwa said.

Responding on behalf of the committee, the   Chairman board of Trustees, Alhaji Tijani Danzabuwa, promised to assiduously ensure the pursuit of the council’s vision with zeal and passion.

”Given our wealth of experience and positions as private sector employers and stakeholders, we shall double our efforts towards advocating for improved quality service delivery in the industry.

Other members of the board of directors included: Mrs Susan Akporiaye, President, National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA), Mrs Patricia Narai, Director Domestic & Eco Tourism Department.

Also name in the committee are Mrs Kinabalu Timothy, Event worth, Mr Ikechi Uko, organiser of Akwaaba African Travel Market.

While, other members of the Board of Trustees includes; Mrs Ifeoma Anyanwutaku, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information and Culture, Alhaji Nura Kangiwa, Director-General National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR)

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