The Alumni Association of National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTUR) has called on government and the private sector to pay more attention to the tourism sector so as to reap its immense benefits.
The association made the call in Abuja on Friday, during a meeting to perfect plans for the institute’s fourth, joint convocation ceremony scheduled for Saturday in Abuja.
Mr Tony Ukpoju, National President of the association said that tourism was a potential, huge revenue earner for the country, if properly harnesed.
He called for development of infrastructure around tourist sites to attract both local and foreign tourists.
Ukpoju said that the association, which was formed in 2015, had the mandate to bridge the gap between the former students of the institute and the management so as to improve its training capacity.
“The association is also dedicated to empowering NIHOTUR alumni members in Nigeria and the diaspora so that they can effectively practice and continue to maintain the vision of the institute.
“It is the vision of the association to provide functional support for all its members, and also strive to contribute to the institute,” he said.
He also said that the association would endeavor to provide financial aid to NIHOTUR, to support its academic and extra curricular programmes.
Edited & Vetted By: Dada Ahmed