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NIHOTOUR To Support Organizations On Youth Tourism Development



Joel Ajayi

The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, has reiterated the readiness of the Institute under his watch to offer all necessary support to organizations involved in the promotion of youth tourism in the country.

The Director General who made the disclosure when he received in audience, members of the National Executive Council of Youth Tourism Development Organization-Nigeria (YTDONigeria) led by its President, Comrade. Emmanuel Okon, said youths constitutes very critical area of focus in the efforts to develop and grow the Nigerian tourism industry.

Kangiwa said NIHOTOUR is prepared to reverse the trend on the neglect of youth in national tourism development programmes through value reorientation and the inculcation of positive mind sets of Nigerian youths of the significance of tourism as a veritable tool for poverty alleviation, youth empowerment and job creation in line with the strong values the present administration attaches to tourism and youth matters.

While he wished YTDONigeria resounding successes in its laudable youth tourism promotion activities, Kangiwa promised to offer the necessary support of the Institute to the organization in human capacity development and in sundry programs such as the research project the Institute is currently partnering with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to have an information data base for the Nigerian travel tourism and hospitality industry, urging YTDONigeria to come on board for overall good of the industry.

Earlier in his address, President of YTDONigeria and leader of the delegation, Comrade Emmanuel Okon said they were on the courtesy visit to formally congratulate Nura Kangiwa on his appointment and assumption of office as Director General of NIHOTOUR and to solicit for the support of the Institute in the programs and activities of the organization.

Comrade Okon who stated that Kangiwa’s appointment was apt and timely, said he has total confidence on the Director General to make a remarkable difference at NIHOTOUR in view of his pedigree in the nation’s tourism industry in the several decades that he knew him as a man with passion for everything tourism.

 He then disclosed of Nura Kangiwa’s appointment as Patron of the YTDONigeria, stating that arrangements are been made to formally confer on him the patronship at an elaborate ceremony to be held soon.

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NIHOTOUR Advocates Women Empowerment Via Vocational Training, Skill Acquisition Initiatives




The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa has advocated vocational training and skill acquisition programs that will empower women particularly the vulnerable in the society to make them independent and self-sustaining

Kangiwa who made the call when Officials of the FCT Chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), led by the Chairperson Mrs.

Rekia Rachael Adejo-Andrew paid a courtesy visit on him at the headquarters of the Institute in Abuja, said that empowering vulnerable women in the society with the requisite skills in vocational training is the only sure way to protect them against all forms of risks and to survive as independent individuals.

Nura S Kangiwa DG NIHOTOUR left presents souvenir to Mrs Adejo-Andrew, Chairperson, FCT Chapter of FIDA

According to him, NIHOTOUR as a training Institute is willing to partner with FIDA to offer the training needs of women under the vision and mission objectives of the Federation in providing hope, succor and healthy living for vulnerable women in the society especially in Travel Tourism and Hospitality trades.

The Director-General who expressed his delight with the visit and the good work the Federation is doing to lift the poor, voiceless and the vulnerable segment of women in the country said Nigeria needs more of such enviable social and Non-Governmental Organizations to augment government’s efforts at providing better living conditions for the populace.

Earlier in her address, Mrs. Adejo-Andrew said they were at NIHOTOUR to congratulate the Director-General over his appointment as well as to identify with his visionary leadership and philanthropic qualities that endeared him to many in the country, including FIDA so that society can be a better place for all and in particular, the vulnerable and less privileged.

She said the numerous activities of the Federation which include the enhancement, promotion, protection, and preservation of the rights and welfare of women and children in the society through empowerment require the support and assistance of well spirited individuals and organizations in the likes of Nura Sani Kangiwa and NIHOTOUR, adding that FIDA is today at the Institute’s head office to solicit for that support and collaboration.

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