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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.

Objectives

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

Management


Chika Balogun

Director General
(Chairman, Top Management Committee)

Alh. Tukur Sagagi
Director
(Administration & Supply Dept)
Alh. Abdulhamid. M. Sheriff
Director
(Travel & Tourism Studies Dept)
Chief Ernest C. Obia
Director
(Hospitality & Catering Studies Dept)
Mr. Biodun Ilesanmi
Director
(Finance & Accounts Dept
)
Mohammed K. Momoh
Director
(Planning, Consultancy & Information Services)
 

The Director General,
Mrs Chika Balogun

DG Nihotour Mrs Chika Balogun
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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