Awori Tourism Board Partners NIHOTOUR On Tourism Training Institute
The Awori Tourism Board has said that all is set for the take-off of a Tourism Training Institute designed to encourage youth involvement, provide employment generation opportunities and ensure provision of optimum service delivery in the Hospitality Industry.
The Chairman, Awori Tourism Board, Prince Femi Fadina, who is also the SW VP (ATPN) Association of Tourism Practitioner of Nigeria stated this in Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja on Tuesday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) birthing the establishment of the first Tourism Training Institute in South-west, Nigeria, adding that the board was prepared to change the trend of neglecting the youths in Tourism sector.
Prince Fadina, who revealed that the first in line of the institute would take- off in Ota with more coming up in other southwest state, said that graduate of the school would be awarded National Diploma and Higher National Diploma Certificate in Tourism which also would ensure them an opportunity to pursue education and training up to PhD in tourism, assuring that the Institute would offer premium and standard teaching and learning opportunities as only the best brains would be engaged to train prospective students.
In their separate remarks, Mrs Chinyere Uche-ibeabuchi, Zonal Coordinator, Lagos Campus, NIHOTOUR and Ms Ejike Catherine Ugochi, Senior Lecturer, NIHOTOUR while expressing their delight at the collaboration, said that the Institute had been specifically established to provide manpower training, research and capacity building of youths and personnels in the industry, urging youths to embrace the formal and professional training offered only in approved organization such as the Awori Tourism Board Training Institute.
Present at the signing of the MoU is the Chairman, Awori Tourism Board, Prince Adetunji Fadina, ATPN Board of Trustee member, Frank Meke, Business development, Awori Tourism Executive, Mrs .Ronke Matanmi, Ms Ejike Catherine Ugochi, Senior Lecturer NIHOTOUR, and Mrs. Chinyere Uche-ibeabuchi, Zonal Coordinator Lagos Campus, NIHOTOUR