Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has disclosed plans for its 25th Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is bill to hold at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja on July 21. This was made known by the President of the federation, Nkwereuwem Onung.
According to Onung, aside of the business session, the AGM, which is a non – elective one, will have a note speaker and panel session that will focus on x-raying the Nigerian tourism sector.
The president of Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereuwem Onung has charged the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari to reinstitute the presidential Council on Tourism to stimulate the States apparatus to drive genuine development and promotion of practical tourism in Nigeria.
The National President, Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereuwem Onung has assured the federation's commitment and focus to continue to engage and re-engage the government in all level to give tourism a practical voice in Nigeria.
Onung who disclosed this during his New Year message to Nigerians said the organised private sector shall continue to re-device newer ways to see that tourism collaborations among all the major stakeholders are refocused toward making the industry more vibrant than ever.
As Nigeria joined the rest of the Tourism World to celebrate the United Nations World Tourism Day, President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkerewuem onung says the new normal has revealed the need for strategic action plan which must bring tourism stakeholders together and create project (s) that will benefit of all.
Alhaji Rabo Saleh Kareem, the National President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) passed away early morning yesterday in his Abuja residence, after a protracted illness. The immediate family of Alhaji Rabo, confirmed his passing yesterday April 16th 2021.
The declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic in January led to international travel restrictions, national travel bans and sub-national 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.
Alhaji Nura Kangiwa, Director-General, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), said the International travel restrictions imposed by most countries in the wake of the first, and now second wave of COVID-19 has literally crippled the global tourism industry.
The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has reiterated its resolve to ensure that tourism is given a prime place in the economic plans of the administration to revitalize the economic in the post covid-19 economic plan agenda for sustainable growth.
This was the submission made by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha in an address to declare the 2020 and third edition of the Annual Tourism Transportation Summit and Expo opened at the Abuja International Conference Centre.
The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) in Delta state has commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over his deal with Abuja Boat Club to upgrade and revitalise the Lander Brothers Anchorage, being a historical monument, which flanks the of bank River Niger in Asaba, Delta state.
Reacting to a recent Delta State Executive Council decision on anchorage, Delta State Coordinator of FTAN, Mrs Evelyn Gbesoko, described the governor’s move to upgrade the historic tourist site to an international tourism and relaxation centre as a step in the right direction, noting that the move will go a long way to boost the governor’s job creation drive, just as it will increase tourists' traffic to the Delta State in the long run.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Chief Executive Officers for nine of the agencies under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture. The DG of NIHOTOUR appointment went to the maverick, Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, a former Vice President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria FTAN North West Zone.