Emir of Zazzau commends NITT on quality training for transport industry

Emir of Zazzau commends NITT on quality training for transport industry

The Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has said the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, was making Zaria and the nation very proud through the quality training and retraining of manpower for the transport industry.

The Emir stated this when the newly constituted NITT Governing Council led by the Chairman, Olorogun John Onojeharho, paid him a courtesy call in his Palace.

He stressed that the establishment of NITT reduced the hitherto wasteful overseas’ training whereby employees and stakeholders in the transport industry were traveling abroad for professional training.

Idris also congratulated the Council Chairman and members on their well deserved appointments, adding that the Federal Government made a good selection by appointing highly qualified people to the Council.


At UNWTO-CAF meeting, stakeholders seek development of tourism statistics in Africa

In a bid to create a platform for tourism stakeholders in Africa to brainstorm and chart way forward for the sector, especially in the area of building statistics, the Federal Government of Nigeria recently partnered the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to host a seminar under the theme, Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development.

Held in Abuja as part of the 61st UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa, which was hosted by Nigeria, the session brought together African representatives of national tourism administrations and other related sectors, statistical institutes, international and regional organisations, the private sector and guests from the academia gathered at the, who took turns to proffer solution to lack of data and statistics in the continent, which remains a major challenge to the development of tourism, especially in Nigeria.

In a communiqué titled Abuja Call for Action for the Development of Tourism Statistics in Africa, participants acknowledge that tourism is a transformative socio-economic sector that can contribute substantially to the diversification of national economies and the improvement of livelihoods in our region, adding that the number of international arrivals to and receipts earned by destinations in the region has shown a sustained growth in the past decades.


Nigeria remains a very important market for South African tourism’

South African Tourism mandate in West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana is to promote South Africa as a preferred holiday destination of choice.

As part of its marketing efforts to ensure maximum exposure, the organisation recently hosted a group of trade partners and journalists to a tour of Free State, Kwazulu Natal and Gauteng provinces.

The nine-day fun trip ended in Soweto, with a networking session between hosted trade partners and South African Property Opportunities (SAPO).

In an interview with CHUKS NWANNE at the event, the Regional Manager (West Africa) for South African Tourism, Hloni Pitso, spoke on the idea behind the hosting and the desire of SAT to build strong relationship with its partners and tourists from West Africa.


Airbnb Travel Data Shows Growth Across Africa, As Nigeria Records 188%

Data released by the hospitality community, Airbnb, reveals that guests are travelling off the beaten track, to towns and cities others often overlook.

According to the data, Bloemfontein, South Africa’s judicial capital, has tripled the number of guest arrivals in an Airbnb listed home compared to summer 2016/2017.

According to Airbnb data, growth percentage in guest arrivals in Africa’s second-largest economy, Lagos, also saw a massive boost with guest arrivals up by 188 per cent.


Traveller Sensitization & Mediation Workshop

TRASMIN is putting together a 2-Day Workshop for Travellers’ Sensitization and Mediation.




  • A paper presentation
  • Flag-off of the UNIUYO bus colour
  • Community projects
  • Student empowerment


DATE: 16th to 17th May, 2018
VENUE: Barth Ebong Auditorium, UNIUYO Annex, Uyo, Akwa Ibom

We look forward to having you there. Don’t miss it. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.