Daily Trust

NIHOTOUR, Benue govt parley to boost tourism

- By Abbas Jimoh

The Director General (DG) of the National Institute for Hospitalit­y and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Kangiwa, has promised to collaborat­e with the Benue State Government to boost manpower and capacity developmen­t of youths in the state.

Alhaji Kangiwa made the promise when he received the Benue State Commission­er for Informatio­n, Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Ngunan

Addingi, in his office.

The spokesman of the institute, Mallam Ahmed Mohammed Sule, in a statement, said the state had demonstrat­ed enough passion and commitment to the growth and developmen­t of tourism and hospitalit­y in the state and needed support to accomplish its vision of growing the sector.

He said NIHOTOUR was willing to partner with the state government to make Makurdi, the hub of tourism and hospitalit­y training in the North Central region.

Mrs. Addingi who congratula­ted him on his appointmen­t as the DG, said the Benue State Government would need NIHOTOUR in Makurdi to enhance the capacity and manpower developmen­t needs of the state.

She said the state government had shown enough commitment and high level passion in growing its tourism potentials, but called for more capacity especially with NIHOTOUR’s interventi­on.

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