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NIHOTOUR Partners Humanitarian Ministry, ITPN On N-Power Hospitality Skill Acquisition Program For Youth

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The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, NIHOTOUR is set to deliver quality training and impact vocational skills on Nigerian youths in the Federal Government’s N-Power Build program expected to commence soon nationwide aimed at improving operational efficiency and sustainable development of the hospitality industry of the country.

Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, Director General of NIHOTOUR who made the disclosure after signing a Memorandum of Understanding MOU between the Institute, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD), and the Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN) in Abuja, said NIHOTOUR is desirous of delivering vocational, technical and professional skills for operators in the Nigerian hospitality and tourism sector for improved quality products and service delivery that will boost growth in the industry.

He applauded the Federal Government initiative of the N-Power Build program which he said is capable of enhancing the national capacity for operators in the hospitality and tourism value chains to achieve best global standards and practices of improved, efficient and effective operations in hotels, culinary, and travel tourism services.

The N-Power Build is a job creation and empowerment initiative of the Federal Government designed to help young Nigerians acquire and develop life-long skills to become solution providers in their communities as well as players in the domestic and global markets, with hospitality trade been a part of the areas of training needs for the program.

The MOU is to enable the three parties enter into a non-exclusive, non-legally binding collaborative relationship for the implementation of the hospitality aspect of the N-Power Build of the National Social Investment Program (NSIP), with the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) providing the project plans, resources, and monitoring amongst others to achieve the desired skills development and capacity building objectives, NIHOTOUR is to oversee general implementation of training requirements for the hospitality trades and ITPN undertakes and implements the training requirements of the hospitality trades. 

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Kangiwa, NIHOTOUR DG Mourns Rabo, Extols His Virtues

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The Director-General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa has mourned the death of Alhaji Saleh Rabo, National President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) and member Board of Directors of the Hospitality and Tourism Sector Skills Council of Nigeria (HTSSCN) as a great loss to the Nigerian Travel Tourism and Hospitality industry.

Alhaji Kangiwa who, in an official statement made available in Abuja extoled the virtues of late Alhaji Rabo Saleh as a committed and hardworking professional in the industry, said his expertise and great contributions to the industry would be greatly missed.

He said Rabo was a pillar in the industry who ensured that quality service delivery was not compromised and did all he could to take the industry to greater heights.

While he prayed for the repose of the soul of the late FTAN president, Kangiwa also prayed that Almighty Allah grants the family, the Nigerian Travel Tourism community, and friends and associates the courage and fortitude to bear the great loss.

Alhaji Rabo died at his Abuja residence in the early hours of Friday and was buried according to Islamic rites where prayers were first offered for him at the National Mosque and his body moved to the Gudu Cemetery where it was interned all in Abuja same Friday that he died, 16 April, 2021.

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