This year’s theme of the World Tourism Day, which is, “Tourism and Rural Development” is very apt. Its focus is consistent with the mandate of NIHOTOUR and my paradigm as the Director General of the Institute.
NIHOTOUR’s mandate includes to provide quality service in the tourism industry by introducing professional, technical and specialized training, as well, as Postgraduate course in the hospitality, travel and tourism fields. It is equally mandated to provide a forum at which representatives of both public and organized private tourism sectors and tourism institutions could exchange ideas and information on development in the industry.
To this end, the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism is on the occasion of this World Tourism Day partnering with Tarzan Boats Services and the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter, to showcase Nigeria’s grassroot tourist destinations. As the leading industry training institute in Nigeria, we shall continue to work with the private sector to promote the sustainable development of Tourism in Nigeria.
I wish you a successful celebration of World Tourism Day 2020.
Alhaji Nura S. Kangiwa
Director General, NIHOTOUR