By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The Director General of the National Institue for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Nura Sani Kangiwa has expressed confidence in vocational skill acquisition of the Nigerian arts and crafts industry in the fight against unemployment and poverty in the country.
Kangiwa stated this while declaring open a Skill Acquisition and Empowerment of Women in Arts and Crafts training session organized by the North East Campus of the Institute in Bauchi.
He pointed out that the fight against poverty in Nigeria is everyones’ responsibility and NIHOTOUR as a skill and vocational training centre.
He said arts and crafts will continue to play its part in impacting the Nigerian populace with knowledge based skills that offer them employment and financial earning opportunities in line with the Federal Government’s agenda to fight poverty in the country.
Represented by the Coordinator and Head of the North East Zonal Campus of the Institute,Samuel Ibrahim, the Director General called on participants of the skill acquisition training program to use the opportunity offered them to make a change in their lives for good, noting that such opportunities are rare to come by.