Runsewe: Plaudits and endorsements across board

By Frank Meke If the sky is truly the limit to the aspiration of humanity, then we need to redefine the parameters of expectations of men who breaks the limit of the skyline in order to leave behind legacies in socio-economic and political circles across the globe. In other words, there should be limitless insightful and progressive templates, worthy of breakthroughs in all areas of human endeavours, supportive of notions that nothing is impossible to those who dare to conquer. Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director General National Council for Arts and…

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President Buhari reappoints Runsewe for another four years

Just on the dot of the end of his first active and progressive four years as director general National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe, was handed another term of four years to deepen the Nigerian Cultural economy by President Mohammandu Buhari. Runsewe, arguably one of the brightest star of the president’s team under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, was appointed four years ago in the month april, and by the latest development, all the speculations and anxieties about the future of NCAC, put to rest.…

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NANTA flags off housing scheme for members

National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, NANTA has flagged off its first pilot Housing scheme of 500 units, comprising of two and three bedroom terrace and three bedroom detached categories for its members. The first instance of this strategic and futuristic welfare scheme under NANTA cooperative society, nursed to fruition by the Abuja zone of the association, will be powered by Brains and Hammers, a reputable estate development firm, currently handling the massive five thousand Housing scheme at Kubwa city estate. The NANTA exclusive estate, will be carved out of…

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NANTA condoles FTAN over Rabo Saleh

President, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) Mrs Susan Akporiaye has sent a condolence message to the leadership of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria ( FTAN) on the demise of its President, Alhaji Rabo Saleh. The message from Mrs Susan Akporiaye encouraged FTAN acting president, Mr Nkerewuem Onung to look up to God at this dark hour in the affairs of the Federation, praying that God accept and grant the soul the departed peace. Mr Slyvester Olobor, NANTA executive secretary who signed the condolence letter, addressed to FTAN…

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AFCFTA: NANTA to promote intra African tourism trade

The projected 3.4 trillion dollars Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rated Africa Continental Free Trade Area ( AFCFTA) Initiative, is to gain a muscled buy- in by the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), which will be facilitated through aviation collaborations with four major African indigenous airlines, Kenya Airways, Egypt air, Ethiopian Airlines and Rwanda Air. With expected liberalized free trade and duty free enabled goods and services regime across african borders despite challenges of covid 19 pandemic and teething problems, NANTA believes that an organised trade and tourism marketing…

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NANTA laments over poor allocation of Forex by CBN, UBA to meet financial obligations to IATA

Photo Caption: L-R: Hezekiah Afolabi, Vice president western zone NANTA, Yinka Folami, VP Lagos, Mrs Susan Akporiaye, president NANTA and Daisy Olotu, Financial Secretary NANTA at the Association’s 2021 first quarter media briefing in Lagos on Tuesday, February 9th. The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA, has lamented the inability of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and its bank, the United Bank for Africa, UBA to make Foreign Exchange available to the body to enable it repatriate funds to the International Air Transport Association, IATA. Speaking during its…

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NANTA expresses concern over Dubai airport covid protocols

President, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies ( NANTA), Mrs Susan Akporiaye is disturbed by the latest covid 19 protocols from the Dubai airport Authority, requesting that Nigerian passengers to undergo a rapid response covid 19 antigen test before departure to Dubai. She also expressed shock at the insistence that Nigerians bound to Dubai must fly only Emirates airlines, foreclosing and boxing out transit routes opportunities into Dubai from other carriers. ” We are studying the situation and consulting widely as the new travel restrictions may put additional financial pressures…

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NANTA strengthens Southern flanks, builds partnership on golf tourism

Photo Caption: Mrs Susan Akporiaye with Oman Esin, commissioner for Tourism, Akwa ibom state. The president of National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA , Mrs Susan Akporiaye, has redefined the Nigerian domestic tourism ecology, with aggressive presence at the just concluded Obong of Calabar International Charity Golf Classic, which took place in Calabar, Cross River State recently. Globally, Golf has been adjudged as the game for top industry players and chief executives of top corporate organisations, raking in billions of dollars. The Obong of Calabar Golf Classic was powered…

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NAFEST 2020: NANTA president thumbs up NCAC, pledge support to Jos tourism

President National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (nanta), Susan Akporiaye has noted the very progressive and global marketing profile advanced by National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) to facilitate branding of Nigeria’s Cultural products and festivals. Speaking at the sidelines of the just concluded one week National Festival in Jos , Plateau state capital, Mrs Akporiaye stated that NCAC under Otunba Segun Runsewe has proven beyond doubt that Nigeria has all it takes to welcome visitors and above all, put together Cultural tourism events that can compete favourably with…

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Stakeholders laud Runsewe on composition of sub Committees on creative industry

The all inclusive and broad composition of sub Committees on the implementation of creative industry intervention by Otunba Segun Runsewe, has attracted commendation from stakeholders in the industry. Otunba Segun Runsewe director general National Council for Arts Culture ( NCAC) who is the chairman of central implementation Committee for creative industry inaugurated by Tourism minister, Lai Mohammed barely few weeks ago, rolled out a comprehensive list of sub Committees to capture the the entire gamut of the sector, with intent to address the needs and expectations of the players. The…

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