NIHOTOUR NBTE, Seeks Approval of Training Centres

The Director General and other officials of the Nigerian Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management (NIHOTOUR) were at the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in Kaduna to seek for the approval of their training centres located at Kano, Makurdi and Lagos.

Briefing the Executive Secretary on the purpose of the visit, the Head of delegation and Director General of the Institute, Alh. Nura Sani Kangiwa said, they were at the Board to familiarize themselves with the new Ag. Executive Secretary, Engr. ADK Muhammad and to seek approval of their training.

While urging the Board to assist in  making their  institution a beneficiary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) intervention, Nura Sani said the institute is a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture established in1987 as tripartite agreement between united Nations Development  Project(UNDP), International  Labour Organization (ILO) and the Federal Government.

Responding, the Ag. Executive Secretary, Engr ADK Muhammad who described the Board’s relationship with the institute as symbiotic said, the inclusion of the Institute as a beneficiary of TETFund intervention was beyond the powers of the Board but rather, he urged the Institute to look forward to the report by` the World Bank project titled: Innovation Development and Effectiveness in Acquisition of Skills (IDEAS) project, (IDEAS) noting that the report will assist in providing guidance on the determination of appropriate skills across the country.. 

Engr, ADK further announce the Board’s approval of the Institute’s request for the splitting of Hospitality and Tourism as separate courses and advised the Institute to apply for a merged programme when inviting the Board for resources inspection visit to cut cost as well as need to incorporate the Sector Skills Council with large participation of private investors.

The Institute presented books and flyers to the Ag. Executive Secretary.