The Conservator-General (CG), National Park Service, Dr. Ibrahim Musa Goni has been given a certificate of induction into Tourism 100 Club, Nigeria.
The induction was done during the 7th Abuja Jabamah 2019 annual ceremony held on November 18, at the expo ground of the National Council of Arts and Culture, Abuja.
The Managing Director (MD) of the Event, Mr. Kelechi Uko said the CG was given the certificate of induction in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the travel and tourism industry in Nigeria.
He commended the CG for the feat and assured him of the support of the organizers to promote the National Park Service to enviable heights in tourism across the globe.
Uko, said this year’s event was tagged Jabamah, which means ‘You are welcome’ in Fulani language, to create a network for publicising and appreciating the immense contribution of some individuals to the tourism industry in Nigeria. The event was last held at Calabar as AKWAABA.
He said this year’s ”Jabamah” was organised to among other things; induct the Tourism 100 Club (class of 2019) whose responsibility is to recognise individuals who have distinguished themselves as foremost and outstanding drivers in the travel and tourism industry in Nigeria.
In response, the CG thanked the organisers for finding him fit to be a member of the Club and assured that National Park Service will always support them in lifting tourism in Nigeria.
The CG expressed hope that the partnership will yield positive dividends for both the Service and the organisers and that the event will be held next year in one of the parks in the Country.
He, however, dedicated his award of membership of the Club to Hajia Bilkisu Abdul, the CEO BBOOG TRAVEL and TOURS as well as the National President of Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) while commending her for introducing him to this tourism movement in Nigeria.
The organisers inducted the CG along with other personalities in Nigeria, and Africa, such as DG, National Council for Art and Culture, Otunba Runsewe.
The event was co-sponsored by Travelers TV, Cabo Verde Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Africa World Airlines, National Council for Art and Culture and a host of others.