Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) 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 (YTDO-Nigeria) led by its President, Comrd.

Emmanuel Okon, said youths constitute 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 YTDO-Nigeria 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 YTDO-Nigeria to come on board for overall good of the industry.

Earlier in his address, President of YTDO- Nigeria 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 YTDO-Nigeria, 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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