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Since inception, the Institute has produced well over 5,000 skilled and craft trainees servicing the various sectors of the Nigeria’s Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industry. The Institute is striving to meet a training target of 2 to 3,000 and more trainees a year to meet the over 40,000 technical craft and skilled manpower required to service the travel, tourism and hospitality sector of the economy in the next three to five years.


The main objectives of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism includes:

  • To provide improved and quality service in the hospitality and tourism industry by introducing professional, technical and specialised training as well as post-graduate course in the  travel and tourism and hospitality fields.
  • To provide short and long term managerial and supervisory training for the development of specific skills as well as to enhance the quality and efficiency of senior functionaries in the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • To co-operate with relevant bodies to organize and facilitate staff development programmes for teachers and supervisors in polytechnics  and the tourism industry.

  • To co-operate with relevant bodies in developing and updating national training curriculum for all levels of personnel in the industry.
  • To provide a forum at which representatives of both public and organized private tourism sectors and tourism institutions could exchange ideas and information on development in the industry.
  • To keep and maintain a register of Travel and Tourism training institutions, their training programmes, subjects, locations standards, durations and type.
  • To develop a learning resource center for the production of audio visual aids, collection and dissemination of learning materials.
  • To source funds and technical assistance for the promotion of its objectives


Alhaji Kabir M. Momoh

Acting Director General
(Chairman, Top Management Committee)

Mohammed Abarshi
(Human Resource Management Dept)
Mr. Edwin Enenta
Acting Head of Department
(Travel & Tourism Studies Dept)
Mrs Flora N. Goka
Head of Department
(Hospitality & Catering Studies Dept)
Mr. Ameh Attah
(Finance & Accounts Dept
Mr Taiwo Famogbiyele
Head of Department
(General  Studies Dept)
Mr. Victor Salako
Acting Director
(Planning, Consultancy and Information Services Dept

Acting Director General,
Alhaji Kabir M. Momoh

Acting DG Nihotour Alhaji Kabir M Momoh
Mrs. Chika Balogun is the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Nigeria. It is the Apex Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute and Personnel Services Regulatory Agency in Nigeria.
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