Published on : Friday, June 16, 2017
Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has recently discarded the plan made by the Senate to pass the bill looking for to set up the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR).
The objections were raised yesterday by the minister, who was stood for a director named Paul Adelukwu, at a public hearing hosted by the Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism.
He said the bill will create agitations which had passed a second reading. It would also create ill-feelings and be incapable to attain its intention. He further described that the bill will not only be unhealthy for the growth of tourism, but would it would interfere with sections 4, 15 and 16 that established other existing parastatals in the ministry.
On December 8, 2016, the bill had passed its second reading, but was referred to the committee for additional legislative actions. Nevertheless the minister released the bill by saying overbearing and devastating, the Senate maintained that it was meant to put a legal framework in place to train manpower in the hospitality and tourism practices.