Nura Kangiwa – Combining Youthfulness with Tourism Professionalism

Out of the blues, on the 26th of August 2020, the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation issued a press assertion saying President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of 9 new Chief Government Officers for businesses and parastatals beneath the Federal Ministry of Data and Tradition. And it occurs that one of many new CEOs is the amiable Alhaji Nura Kangiwa. A renown tourism technocrat and an ardent Polo participant. He’s favourably well-known in Nigeria’s Tourism Trade panorama, each in the private and non-private sectors. Therefore his appointment because the DG of NIHOTOUR has been nationally well-received. 

Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, present Director Basic of the Nationwide Institute for Hospitality and Tourism – NIHOTOUR, is an expert tourism administrator and a consummate tourism administration technocrat per excellence in Nigeria and the West Africa Sub area. Born in Argungu in Kebbi State, North Western Nigeria, Nura hails from a royal household, and was turbaned the Turaki of Kebbi by His Royal Highness, the Emir of Argungu, on fifth February, 2011

He’s roundly educated in Nigeria and Europe within the fields of Social Sciences and Tourism Administration having obtained a Nationwide Diploma in Enterprise Administration from Kebbi State Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi; A Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Political Science from Usmanu Dan Fodio College, Sokoto and a Publish- Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Tourism Coverage and Technique from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy. 

Kangiwa has traversed within the business throughout his lively and out of service years, his curiosity and enthusiasm within the business from the general public sector perspective and personal sector apply, noticed him take part in a number of tourism organized occasions and actions at each nationwide and worldwide ranges which put him far forward and above his friends within the system and throughout the service construction.

Throughout his lively service years, Kangiwa proved himself very succesful and worthy of shouldering obligations far and above the expectations of his superiors. This singular and distinctive character of his noticed him dealt with a number of tasking positions in each native and nationwide tourism occasions by which he was capable of collect as a lot expertise as he may.

He was Head of Advertising and marketing and Public Relations of Abuja Carnival 2005/2006/2007 throughout which Abuja Carnival received Finest Tourism Innovation in 2006 by the Commonwealth Secretariat

Nura Kangiwa was Member, Nigerian Tourism Improvement Grasp Plan Implementation Committee from 2007 to 2009; Secretary, Media and Publicity Federal Committee on Argungu Worldwide Fishing Competition – 2006 to 2009; Desk Officer World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations in Nigeria in 2006, 2007 and 2008

Different positions held by Nura Kangiwa had been; Secretary, Exhibition Sub- Committee, Nigeria @ 50 2009/2010, Secretary, Publicity Sub Committee- United Nations World Tourism Group (UNWTO) Fee for Africa, Assembly in Abuja – 2002, Secretary, Media and Publicity Sub Committee- 2nd Commonwealth Tourism Ministers’ Assembly in Abuja – 2005 and Secretary, Publicity Sub- Committee UNWTO Regional Convention on Tourism Communications (TOURCOM), Lagos- 2005

He was the Vice-President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), North West Zone from 2017 – 2019. The umbrella physique of all of the Journey Tourism associated Associations of the Organized Non-public Sector within the nation.

Kangiwa was additionally the Senior Particular Assistant on ‘Tourism Issues’ to the Governor of Kebbi State from 2016 to 2018.

As an avid tourism skilled and vacation spot promoter per excellence, Alhaji Nura was instrumental to the revamping of the world-famous Argungu Worldwide Fishing Competition, after a decade of the occasion of-no-show. He’s, equally, the mastermind behind the profitable product “ARGUNGU POLO TOURNAMENT & CULTURAL FETE” a tourism product he created in 2017 which he developed to the extent of attracting over 100,000 gamers, artistes and spectators from Nigeria, Niger and Benin Republic for a interval of 5 days yearly.

As clearly said above, Kangiwa didn’t relent a bit within the group and participation in tourism or tourism associated occasions and actions. Thus, he was capable of minimize a distinct segment for himself inside and throughout all pursuits, sectors and segments of the Nigerian tourism business. A really amiable, likeable and sociable individual, Kangiwa has received the hearts of many tourism practitioners each within the public and sectors of the business.

Infant subsequently wonders the big help, cheers and felicitations that greeted his appointment because the Director Basic and Chief Government Officer of the nation’s apex tourism and hospitality coaching Institute; the Nationwide Institute for Hospitality and Tourism NIHOTOUR. This can be a coaching, talent acquisition and analysis primarily based centre of all that issues Journey-Tourism and Hospitality issues of the nation with the view to churning out competent and environment friendly manpower must service the sector.

It’s believed that authorities’s efforts, the non-public sector participation and certainly, laudable initiatives by all stakeholders don’t make the tourism sector attain the standing of a significant participant within the economic system of Nigeria with out ample manpower. Specialists have attributed the failure of this nation to completely harness her plentiful tourism potentials to dearth of ample skilled workforce.

Whereas the United Nations Improvement Programmes (UNDP), blamed the scenario on native managerial incompetence and failure to translate insurance policies into implementable initiatives, the Worldwide Labor Group (ILO), alternatively, noticed that no quantity of funding in infrastructure or enlargement of tourism capability will ever achieve success except the required manpower within the required numbers and at required ranges of data and expertise are offered to run the sector. That’s to say that prosperity in tourism relies upon largely on nicely proficient human assets who will present top quality tourism providers primarily based on know-how at each strategic and operational ranges.

This was the concept and purpose behind the start and institution of NIHOTOUR – The Nationwide Institute for Hospitality and Tourism as a centre for manpower coaching and improvement within the sector in addition to a major step at uplifting the nation’s tourism profile within the international neighborhood.  

That is the problem Since its institution, the Institute, according to its mandate, could be mentioned to have fairly finished nicely providing coaching in numerous areas of the Nigerian Tourism and Hospitality business. Nevertheless, the efficiency of coaching standing within the nation’s Tourism and Hospitality business can’t be mentioned to be as spectacular as anticipated but on account of some issues inherent amongst operators within the sector.

These are the challenges that Alhaji Nura Kangiwa as CEO of NIHOTOUR has to surmount head on with the intention to take the Institute to the subsequent degree as a dynamic public sector coaching Institute of excessive reputation and one to be reckoned with in tourism and hospitality coaching globally.

To attain this nice and singular feat, Kangiwa has already initiated session with related important stakeholders within the business with the view to having them imbibe a optimistic thoughts set of the dire want for skilled personnel within the Hospitality and Journey-Tourism business that may present top quality service supply according to international finest apply.

According to his Mission and Imaginative and prescient for the Institute, Kangiwa has begun the introduction of Nobel improvements and modifications via an ICT and digital primarily based supply of data and administrative acumen that may reposition NIHOTOUR right into a succesful and competent coaching centre of excellence that it’s meant to be and that which is able to allow it ship on its core mandate.

The Nigerian Journey-Tourism and Hospitality neighborhood in the private and non-private sectors collectively welcome Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa on board the Nationwide Tourism Practice transferring Nigeria to socio-economic greatness and prosperity by harnessing the potentials of the nation’s tourism endowments.

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