By Usman Gwadabe
The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa has advocated vocational training and skill acquisition programmes that will empower women to make them independent and self-sustaining.
A statement from the Director, Media and Public Relations of the institute, Ahmed Mohammed Sule said, Kangiwa who made the call when officials of the FCT Chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), led by the Chairperson Mrs. Rekia Rachael Adejo-Andrew paid a courtesy visit on him at the headquarters of the Institute in Abuja, said that empowering vulnerable women in the society with the requisite skills in vocational training is the only sure way to protecting them against all forms of risks.
He said NIHOTOUR as a training Institute is willing to partner with FIDA to offer the training needs of women under the objectives of the Federation especially in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality trades.
Earlier in her address, Mrs. Adejo-Andrew said they were at NIHOTOUR to congratulate the Director General over his appointment as well as to identify with his visionary leadership and philanthropic qualities that endeared him to many in the country, including FIDA so that the society can be a better place for all and in particular, the vulnerable and less privileged.
She said the numerous activities of the Federation which include the enhancement, promotion, protection, and preservation of the rights and welfare of women and children in the society through empowerment require the support and assistance of well spirited individuals and organizations in the likes of Nura Sani Kangiwa and NIHOTOUR, adding that FIDA is today at the Institute’s head office to solicit for that support and collaboration.