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Nigeria: Nihotour, Repositioned for Better Training, Service Delivery, Says DG

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The Director General, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Kangiwa has reiterated his commitment towards repositioning the institute for better training and service delivery of manpower in the tourism industry.

While stating that the institute will ensure high quality training of personnel that conforms to international standards so as to achieve better service delivery in the industry in line with best practice, he urged stakeholders in the industry to imbibe the culture of training and retraining of its personnel for maximum productivity.

Kangiwa stated this in his remarks during the closing ceremony of a two-day training programme for tour guides, organised by the NIHOTOUR in Bauchi. According to him, capacity building for performance enhancement and competence is vital to the success of a vibrant and enduring tourism industry.

The director general, who was represented by the Director, Public Relations of the institute, Alhaji Ahmed Sule, reiterated that “manpower development is a vital ingredient to qualitative tourism development. NIHOTOUR will continue to play a significant role in this direction.”

He added: “Your presence here today is indicative of the importance you attached to training as an indispensable catalyst for growth and development, and in particular, towards the evolution of a vibrant tourism sector in the state.”

He called on operators in both the public and private sectors of the industry to avail themselves of courses and training programmes in the institute to enhance their skills and knowledge for the growth and development of the Nigerian tourism industry.