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Tuesday, 11 November 2014 08:35

NIHOTOUR AND NEPC EXPLORE WAYS TO PROMOTE NIGERIAN CUISINES ABROAD

(L-R) Mrs. Chika Balogun, Dircetor General, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) and Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, Executive Director, Nigeria Export Promotion Council(NEPC) during the former’s visit to the NEPC Headquarters, Abuja.

The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Mrs. Chika Balogun has solicited for closer tie and collaboration with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) in the promotion of Nigerian cuisines abroad as a veritable source of foreign earning in Nigeria’s quest for the diversification of the economy.

Mrs Balogun who made the call when she paid a courtesy visit on the Executive Secretary of NEPC Mr. Olusegun Awolowo in Abuja said NIHOTOUR as the manpower training and regulatory agency of the hospitality and tourism sector of the country is committed to the export of Nigerian cuisines outside the shores of Nigeria, adding that partnering with NEPC will give the institute’s efforts a boost.

The Director General said she is impressed by the existing cordial relationship between the Institute and the Council going by records of past collaborative efforts in the promotion of Nigerian cuisines by the two agencies, saying she look forward to an improved and healthy working relationship with the Council in achieving the mandates of both government organizations.

In He said his Council is prepared to partner with NIHOTOUR in ensuring that exporters of Nigerian dishes to the outside world get value for their investments.

AHMED MOHAMMED SULE,
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS.

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