Just barely a month after bagging the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, (FTAN) tourism award, Turakin Kebbi and Director General, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, was bestowed a friendship laurel by the Embassy of China in Nigeria.

In a letter of award conferment signed by Li Xuda, the Chinese Embassy Cultural Counsellor in Nigeria, Kangiwa was singled out for valuable contributions to Chinese, Nigeria relationship dating over fifty years.

The Award investure took place in Abuja, on Wednesday, October 26th and was attended by theChinese community, Nigerians and Chinese Embassy leadership.

Nura Kangiwa, DG National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism, says the Chinese diadem, will encourage him to continue to explore more opportunities to which both countries can grow bilateral cultural tourism education, particularly in areas of Gastronomic research and documentation.

” NIHOTOUR under my watch, will continue to sustain our relationship with the Chinese community in Nigeria and since food bears a universal friendship message and understanding, we shall endeavour to encourage a research and documentation exchange programme between Nigeria and china, with hope of encouraging each other to appreciate the richness of of our food culture and in so doing, grow the Culinary visits between us ” Nura Kangiwa explained.

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