By Stellamaries Amuwa,
The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has announced the opening of their new secretariat in Abuja.
Recall that upon assumption of office the new FTAN Executive members promised to hit the ground running. They pledged to be proactive in spearheading tourism development in Nigeria, using FTAN as the catalyst. Since the founding of FTAN, their Secretariat had always been donated by prominent members of the Federation free of charge; the last person is Chief Tomi Akingbogun, who allowed FTAN to use a hall in his prestigious Hotel
Rosebud Abuja for about four years. Alhaji Saleh Kareem Rabo, during his acceptance speech as the new President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), vowed before the over 200 delegates that his first mission as the President is to secure a befitting office for FTAN within 3 weeks in the post.
Earlier, Saleh Rabo said “we are glad to have quickly secured a befitting office space and national secretariat for FTAN. The credit for it goes to the entire members of the new FTAN Executive Council. I heartily thank the Excos and also congratulate the FTAN family across Nigeria. I therefore encourage FTAN member associations, especially those in Nigeria’s geopolitical zones, to confidently use the new office for their meetings and seminars, whenever they are in Abuja.”
The new FTAN Secretariat is accessable and would be very easy for the Federation members coming from outside Abuja to locate. When contacted to confirm the reports about the new office, Mr. Precious Okonji, the Administrative Secretary of FTAN said, “FTAN can now boast of a standard office located in the highbrow brow area of the Federal Capital Territory.