Alhaji Nura Kangiwa, the newly appointed Director General of National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), has declared that he is committed to massively increase the training capacity of the Institute to achieve Sustainable Tourism development in Nigeria. He made the revelation earlier today, September 1st 2020, in a meeting with a section of NIHOTOUR management team at their headquarters in Abuja.
The all inclusive and broad composition of sub Committees on the implementation of creative industry intervention by otunba segun Runsewe, has attracted commendation from stakeholders in the industry. Otunba segun Runsewe Director General National Council for Arts Culture ( NCAC) who is the chairman of central implementation Committee for creative industry inaugurated by Tourism minister lai Mohammed barely few weeks ago, rolled out a comprehensive list of sub Committees to capture the the entire gamut of the sector, with intent to address the needs and expectations of the players.
The Touristry Consultants Forum (TCF) held their 2nd Biennial General Meeting on Wednesday 1st July, 2020 via a Zoom Meeting. The theme centered on “Harnessing Potentials of Tourism for Nigeria’s Post Covid-19 recovery”. The welcome address was given by the Chairman Board of Trustees, TCF, Alhaji Aminu Agoha.
The Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN), has urged the Federal Government to strengthen policies that would transform the country into a world-class tourist hub.
Sen. Eze Ajoku, President of the coalition made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, on Sunday in Abuja, in reaction to the increasing emigration of Nigerians to Dubai for tourism.
The declaration of Covid-19 as a global pandemic in January 2020, has led to international travel restrictions, national travel bans and subnational lockdowns, leading to massive cancellations of tourism and hospitality services in destinations all over the world. Consequently, the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors in Nigeria have, unimaginably, taken a direct hit with attendant tales of woes including corporate bankruptcies and large-scale job losses.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged investors to take advantage of the burgeoning opportunities in the nation's Creative Industry, which he described as the fastest growing sector of the nation's economy, in terms of business opportunities, employment, earnings and entertainment.
The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) failed to return its unspent balance of N8.6 million at the end of the 2016 fiscal year to the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF), the Auditor-General’s report for 2017 has revealed.
The 2017 report is the latest by the auditor-general and was recently made public. The infraction is a violation of section 414 of the Financial Regulations (2009) which requires unspent balances to lapse with the financial year.
The latest Nigerian migration report released by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has it that no fewer than 17,616 Nigerians were deported back to the country, from across the world in 2018. Also, 22,889 foreign nationals were denied entry into Nigeria for various reasons, even as 1,044 Nigerians were blocked from travelling overseas in the same year.
The statistics were made available in the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Border Management Strategy (2019 – 2023) obtained by our correspondent in Abuja.
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