Nigeria prepares for Federation of Tourism Associations general meeting

Ekene Okafor

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The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has confirmed that preparations are in top gear for its 21st Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The meeting is scheduled to hold on Wednesday July 11 at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Speaking on this development, the President of FTAN, Rabo Saleh, disclosed that the AGM planning committee is working on having a very successful and colourful AGM that is focused on strengthening the federation and consolidating on its gains over the years as well as on Nigeria tourism development and promotion.

The FTAN President says the non – elective AGM will be attended by all the federating associations, stakeholders from across the country and government officials with the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, billed to deliver the keynote address.

The theme for the one – day event is: Developing sustainable tourism through standardization and security, with papers to be presented by the Director General of the Directorate of State Security (DSS) and a director from the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON).

Also expected in attendance are the director generals and management team of the various parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture and other MDAs, which include those of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) and National Institute for Tourism and Hospitality (NIHOTOUR).

One of the special features of the AGM is the presentation of the highest award and honour the Father of Nigeria Tourism to Alabo Mike Amachree, who is the founder of Brooklyn Hotels and Port Harcourt Beach Resort among others.