By Palma Ileye
Director General, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, NIHOTOUR, Nura Sani Kangiwa, was among recipients of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, Tourism Icon Award as part of activities of the Association to mark the 2022 World Tourism Day at the Eko Hotel and Suits, Lagos.
The current leadership of FTAN under its President, Mr. Nkereuwen Onung had instituted the Tourism Icon Award in 2021 to honour key players in the industry for their impeccable contributions for the growth and development of tourism in the country.
In an official statement from the FTAN Secretariat, Kangiwa was being honoured for his dogged pursuit in revamping effective manpower training in the hospitality Trades, Travel and Tourism industry of the country which has brought about improved service delivery in the industry.
The statement further extolled the virtues, dynamism and resilient efforts of Kangiwa at repositioning NIHOTOUR since assumption of office as Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for better training service delivery and his ‘Reach-Out’ initiative with relevant key players of the industry in both public and private sectors for inclusive growth and development of the industry.
Other distinguished personalities billed to receive the Tourism Icon Award alongside Nura Kangiwa are, His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and Chief Mrs Margaret Bolanle Fabiyi, a.k.a. Mama Webisco, who have distinguished themselves and their organizations in impacting positively on the nation’s Travel Tourism and Hospitality industry.
FTAN officials, members and relevant stakeholders are expected to be in attendance at the elaborate ceremony to honour those due for the Award in Lagos on Tuesday, 27th September, 2022 beginning with a Red Carpet by 5:00pm.