FTAN readies for 2017 AGM

Posted: June 15, 2017 in general


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Chief Tomi Akingbogun, FTAN (l)

Umbrella body of travel and tourism practitioners in the country, the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has stepped up preparations ahead of its forthcoming 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The planned AGM, an elective one, will see the election of a new executive to take over from the outgoing Chief Tomi Akingbogun committee that had completed two terms.

Speaking on the event, which is scheduled to hold June 29 at NANET Suite, Abuja, Akingbogun, the President of FTAN said in a media forum with members of the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET, that the AGM will be ‘a milestone event in the annals of the federation and Nigeria tourism industry.’

According to him, all the federating associations, including government officials and private operators in the allied industries are expected to attend the event which is organized under the theme: ‘Financing as a catalyst to a sustainable tourism development,’ with key speakers slated to address the issue of funding for tourism, which he said is the bane of developing and marketing the tourism industry.

Akingbogun, also disclosed that he would use the occasion to give account of his leadership of the federation in the last four years having served two terms of two years each, adding that a lot of achievements were recorded during these four years despite the challenges that the federation had to contend with.

Besides celebrating the milestone of his tenure, he promised members ‘an exciting and fulfilling time during the AGM with many activities already lined up, including setting up a clear roadmap for the federation by raising the bar in tourism practice in the country, even as he promised a free and fair election.


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