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Onung Expresses Optimism on Inaugural Executive Members, Unveils FTAN 2022 Plan

Mr. Nkereuwem Onung
Mr. Nkereuwem Onung

September 16, (THEWILL) – After the inauguration of the Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria, FTAN, six man team, aiming to pilot the Federation affairs in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) zone for next two years, the Federation has expressed  optimism for a better year.

This was revealed by the Federation President, Mr. Nkereuwem Onung during the inaugural meeting held in Abuja.

“Onung believed that the Zonal Council would help to strengthen the existing relationship between FTAN and  Government, especially Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and  the Federal Capital Territory  Administration (FCTA).

Onung who described the FCT Zonal  Council as very strategic to FTAN, appealed that the newly executive members to humbly relate with  other members of FTAN,  especially   Associations President, stakeholders and National secretariat for there is no reason for any conflict.

He also urged FCT executive members to urgently meet with the FCTA and ensure that FTAN pet project Nigeria Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition is on course.

He disclosed that the Federation will soon meet with the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Muhammed  to discuss Tourism development in Nigeria as well as the issue of palliative to the members in travel and hospitality industry.

On hosting the United Nations World Tourism Organisation next year, he said there was a need for the Federal  Government to meet with the private sector to  discuss various issues including what shall be expected of Nigeria as the host country, hitherto the only way the conference would have a positive impact on our tourism sector.

”Tourism is the lowest hanging fruit for Nigeria’s economy  today, oil has gone, there is nothing we don’t have in terms of Tourism assets in our country”.
He also advised them to work together to strengthen the structure that FTAN has already put in place for the benefits of both the Federation and Nigeria tourism sector
He used the ceremony to remind  the members of the Nigerian Tourism awards coming up later this month in Lagos.
In his words, ”This is what FTAN  will be doing every year. But we begin with National Council For Art and Culture Director General Otunba Olusegun Runsewe. So every year FTAN will honour Nigerians who contribute to the growth of the Tourism Industry. We commend  Otunba for what he has done and still doing for FTAN, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria”.

After the inauguration of the Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria,FTAN, six man team, aiming to pilot the Federation affairs in the FCT zone for next two years, the Federation has expressed  optimism for a better year.

This was revealed by the Federation President, Mr. Nkereuwem Onung during the inaugural meeting held in Abuja.

“Onung believed that the Zonal Council would help to strengthen the existing relationship between FTAN and  Government, especially the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and  the Federal Capital Territory  Administration (FCTA).

Onung who described the FCT Zonal  Council as very strategic to FTAN, appealed that the newly executive members to humbly relate with  other members of FTAN,  especially   Associations President, stakeholders and National secretariat for there is no reason for any conflict.

He also urged FCT executive members to urgently meet with the FCTA and ensure that FTAN pet project NTIFE is on course.

He disclosed that the Federation will soon meet with the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Muhammed   to discuss Tourism development in Nigeria as well as the issue of palliative to the members in travel and hospitality industry.

On hosting the UNWTO next year, he said there was a need for the Federal  Government to meet with the private sector to  discuss various issues including what shall be expected of Nigeria as the host country, hitherto the only way the conference would have a positive impact on our tourism sector.