Tourism Professionals pledges support for Kangiwa, new NIHOTOUR Director General

Tourism Professionals pledges support for Kangiwa, new NIHOTOUR Director General

Human capacity development has been singled out as the greatest valuable asset that must be vigorously explored in the efforts at growing the Nigerian tourism and hospitality industry for the socio-economic benefits of the country.
The observation was made by Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa FITPN during his visit to the National Secretariat of the Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN) in Abuja during the week.
Alhaji Kangiwa, who was recently appointed by the Federal Government as the Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), said the quality of service delivery in the hospitality and tourism sector of the national economy depends largely on the level of standards and competence of the workforce in the industry.
 He said to achieve the desired result and success in human capacity building for the sector; stakeholders in the industry must be carried along as partners and must show commitment to work as together in the collective interest of the Industry.
The new Director General of NIHOTOUR reiterated his commitment to move the Nigerian Tourism and Hospitality sector forward by bringing on board all key players, relevant interest groups and critical stakeholders to develop a strong human capacity base for the industry that can deliver quality services in line with global standards and best practices.
Alhaji Kangiwa said his visit to ITPN is to seek the collaborative support of the Institute (ITPN) as a professional certification body of the tourism and hospitality industry in line with the training which NIHOTOUR provides, noting that he will ensure the enhancement of a cordial working relationship between NIHOTOUR and ITPN.
 In his remarks, the president of ITPN, Chief Abiodun Odusanwo FITPN expressed his delight with the visit saying this will go a long way in ensuring a healthy working relationship between the two organizations in the best interest of the industry in particular and the country at large.
Chief Odusanwo said ITPN will continue to carry out its mandate in the systematic professional development that will avail the sector with certified skilled manpower for excellent service delivery in the Nigerian tourism industry in line with global standards.
While wishing Kangiwa a successful tenure at NIHOTOUR, Chief Odusanwo said the ITPN is always available to avail him with best the possible support in the discharge of the onerous task ahead of building a strong human capacity base that will service the industry in the most effective and best efficient manner

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