President, Nigeria Hotel and Catering Institute (NHCI), Mr. Gbenga Sunmonu, says his association is over joyed at the reelection of governor Babajide sanwo-Olu for a second term in office.
According to him, his selection will have a multiplyer effects on growth of Hospitality, Tourism and catering businesses in the state.
Mr. Sunmonu noted that, the Hospitality and Tourism sector in Lagos, will boom with his return, and promising to mobilize bridges of support to the rising greater Lagos tourism and hospitality offerings and opportunities.
“We at NHCI congratulates the governor and we shall ensure creative capacity building ethos and strategies for hospitality and catering businesses in lagos, are scaled up and sustained, thus ensuring that real jobs, and standardisation of services and operations are factored and successfully laid bare”.
He disclosed that NHCI is satisfied with the governor’s intervention and dedication to Lagos tourism space, suggesting that a well articulated 100 days in office for hospitality and catering businesses goals, particularly on capacity development, massive awareness and tax exemptions regimes, land use charges review to further encourage detailed investment in the sector, be pursued with vigor and strength.
NHCI President stressed that, “We appreciate the grants to the creative sector not too recently and other supporting budget releases within the ecosystem but we must advantage more of that strategic process to awareness creation and promotion of the sector through professional and specialised media organisations so that the people and visitors can be well educated about the huge benefits and contributions of hospitality, tourism and catering to the state coffers and sociopolitical growth”
NHCI, flagship of professional Institute service to Hospitality and Tourism in Nigeria.