The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa has won the prestigious Balafon Award as the ‘Hospitality Personality of the Year West Africa’.
Kangiwa will be presented with the award on the at the 6th Accra Weizo, the West Africa region fair, at Accra City Hotel, Ghana on 26th May, 2023.
According to the organisers, the award recognizes Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa as the Hospitality Man of the Year in West Africa for his outstanding effort in the role he has played in the growth of hospitality and tourism industry in West Africa. He changed the narratives of Nigeria’s hospitality and tourism through education, thereby playing a significant role in not only driving tourism and hospitality agendas of his organization but of the country.
Accra Weizo Travel Expo is a travel event that seeks to grow seamless Travel in West Africa and it is organised by Akwaaba African Travel Market in partnership with Ghana Tourism Authority. West Africa is the biggest region in Africa with over 400 million people rich in culture and tourist attractions.
The organisers said Accra Weizo has stimulated inspiring discussions on how to liberalise movement within the African borders, especially the West Africa, to promote travel across borders, viz-a-viz easing business transaction and movement of people. Over the years, AccraWeizo has become one of the biggest travel events in Ghana having in attendance the Minister of Tourism, Director General of Tourism Agencies and prominent drivers of travel and tourism in Africa.
Balafon Awards was instituted in 2009 by the publishers of ATQ News. The Balafon Awards Committee is made up of professionals and journalists from across West Africa. The award was set up to recognize individuals who have excelled in aviation, travel, hospitality and tourism; and who also have contributed immensely to the growth of aviation, hotel business, tourism and travels in West Africa