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Why Otunba Ayodele Michael Is The Best Person To Be President of FTAN

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The annual general meeting and election of the Federation Of Tourism Associations Of Nigeria will be coming up on Thursday, 8th of July, 2021. The day is very significant for the prestigious association because a new president will be elected to take the lead and move FTAN Forward to its deserved height.

FTAN being an association with a strong leadership structure that has been existing over the years, there is need for the a President with the required experience, antecedents and sagacity to emerge.

Among the aspirants, Otunba Ayodele Michael Olumoko is one person that stands out among many others due to his experience, his past records, his vast knowledge about the federation, tourism and the travel trade industry, and many more.

Otunba Ayodele Micheal has been in the industry for quite a number of years, and has been very active in serving the organization. Some of the capacities he has served include Vice President, FTAN South West, 2017 to Date, Fellow, Institute of Tourism Professional of Nigeria – FITPN, Set up FTAN State chapters in Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Ondo, 2020 to 2021, Expanded and still growing FTAN – government contact and relationship base in the South West , Member, FTAN Constitution drafting Committee -2017 – 2018, 2nd National Vice President, FTAN – 2015 – 2017   , Chair FTAN’s National Tourism Investment Forum & Exhibition, 2015 – 2016, Represented FTAN at Various platforms and events to reconcile and    reunite FTAN Member associations to the    Federation, Represented FTAN at ITB Berlin, Germany, 2014, Secretary, FTAN South West, 2006 -2010, Chairman FTAN- Lagos Chapter, 2007 to 2010 , His company, Infogem joined FTAN as an associate (now   affiliate) member in 1998.

Apart from the industry, his business/social cultural antecedents include Past Assistant Governor, Rotary  Club of Ikeja  -2018 to Date, Cultural Consultant to Oni of Ife, 2016 to Date, Fellow, Institute of Credit Administration. – 2016 to Date, Member, Institute of Directors, Nigeria – IoD, –2014 to Date, Chief Festival Consultant to UNESCO listed Osun Osogbo   Grove, 1999 to 2019, Assistant Governor, Rotary  Club of Opebi -2014 t0 2017, Concept/Inception Team, Nigeria Media Merit Award 1987 to 1991, Marketing Manager, Nigeria Music Award – 1987 to 1990 , Charter President Rotary Club of Opebi1985 to 1986.

If he eventually emerge as the President of FTAN, Some of the his plans for the association include

✨To initiate and replicate the successes of my tenure in FTAN   South West across other geo-political regions of the country

✨Support FTAN associations to have a spread across the states of the country

✨Ensure FTAN member associations are empowered within my tenure as president.

✨Activate at least two programs of events for each FTAN member association as well as support them to excel in their respective areas of focus.

✨Generate funding and initiate events and activities for FTAN’s sustainability and expansion.

✨Formalize and perfect all outstanding official and public sector documentation and regularization relating to FTAN at National and state levels

✨Engender a robust internal and external relationship with FTAN BOT, public sector institutions, and the larger Tourism and Travel trade industry and businesses.

✨Impact positively and differentially on FTAN’s corporate administration.

✨Expand FTAN’s reach and governmental relationship beyond the supervising ministry to other relevant ministries, agencies, departments and presidency as well multi and bilateral institutions.

✨Create and institutionalize mechanisms for partnerships and enduring relationships that will build stable human, technical, infrastructure, and financial capacities for FTAN, the Tourism Industry, and businesses across Nigeria.

No doubt, Otunba Ayodele Michael Olumoko is an aspirant with the required antecedents to become the President of FTAN, Therefore, He whom the cap fits should be allowed to wear it

 

 

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HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

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HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That As Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate Eid al-Adha, the National President of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI), Ambassador EO Okafor mni, on behalf of the National Executive Committee and the entire AANI family, extends heartfelt congratulations to our Muslim members and the entire Nigerian Muslim community. Eid Mubarak.

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

At this time of joyous celebration, It is imperative for all Nigerians to live in peace, embracing the spirit of tolerance, respect, and compassion towards one another.

AANI wishes to commend the resilience and unwavering commitment of Nigerians to our beloved country despite the current economic challenges. We urge the populace to maintain their faith in the nation and implore leaders at all levels to strive tirelessly to enhance the wellbeing and prosperity of all citizens. We also extend our sincere appreciation to our military and security forces for their relentless efforts in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

Furthermore, AANI reiterates its support for the Government and all individuals and organizations dedicated to building a sustainable and prosperous future for Nigeria. We encourage our members to continue being beacons of hope, generously offering their wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience to positively impact our country.

As we celebrate this significant religious occasion, we wish everyone a peaceful and joyous Eid. May the lessons of Eid al-Adha—faith in God, tolerance, respect, compassion towards others, and the spirit of sacrifice—guide us towards creating a better society.

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Sarkin Yakin Kanwan Katsina

AANI National Publicity Secretary

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Democracy: Hon Jowon Olorunnipa Praises Heroes, Urges Nigerians To Be Patient

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The special adviser to Kogi state governor on arts and culture, Honourable Juwon Olorunnipa AKA Jumabee has praised the Heroes of Nigerian Democracy in celebration of the 25th anniversary of democracy in the country.

In the statement he released, Jumabee described the continued practice of democracy in Nigeria as an indication that the country’s heroes didn’t sacrifice in vain.

He noted that the efforts at sustaining democratic practice is a testament of Nigerians’ resilience in the face of adversity.

He also appreciated Nigerian presidents for always showing support for democracy while praising former governor Yahaya Bello and Governor Usman Ododo for being democratic in their governances.

Furthermore, He urged Nigerians to be patient with the current government while assuring them that economic hardship will soon be a thing of the past.

Read statement below

I congratulate Nigerians on this auspicious occasion of our 25th anniversary of democracy.

Over two decades practice of democracy show that indeed, the struggle of our heroes didn’t go in vain. Our sustained efforts in ensuring democracy continues to thrive in the country is a testament of our resilience even in the face of adversity.

Special accolade goes to our Presidents; former and present, for their unwavering support for democracy. They have continued to uphold the standard of Democracy and made the sacrifices of our heroes worth it.

For us in Kogi state, in the last nine years, we have been blessed with governors that are democratically inclined. Former Governor, Yahaya Bello and the current governor, Usman Ododo have shown beyond reasonable doubt that they support democracy and have done everything to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.

I understand that Nigerians are going through a lot at this time due to economic hardship but I want to encourage us all to be patient, Nigeria will be great again.

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Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

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Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow Nigerians,

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That On behalf of the Neo Black Movement (NBM) of Africa Worldwide, I extend warm greetings to all Nigerians as we commemorate Democracy Day on this significant June 12. This day serves as a powerful reminder of our collective struggle for democracy and the relentless pursuit of justice and equity for all citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill Message from Otunba Fola Ogunmefun, National Head of NBM of Africa Worldwide, on the Occasion of June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

As we celebrate this historic day, we must acknowledge the immense challenges our nation continues to face. The socio-economic hardships, pervasive insecurity, and rising unemployment have left many Nigerians struggling to make ends meet. These challenges have tested our resilience and resolve as a people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We call on the government to prioritize the alleviation of these sufferings. It is imperative that our leaders take decisive and impactful actions to address these issues. Enhanced security measures, economic reforms, and policies that create job opportunities are essential steps toward a more prosperous and secure Nigeria. The well-being of the masses should always be at the forefront of governance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite these challenges, we encourage all Nigerians to remain steadfast and hopeful. Our strength lies in our unity and our unwavering belief in the promise of our nation. Let us continue to support one another and work together towards a brighter future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To our esteemed members of NBM of Africa, I urge you to remain law-abiding and uphold the values that our movement stands for. Our commitment to justice, equity, and the betterment of society must guide our actions. Let us lead by example and contribute positively to the communities in which we live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we celebrate Democracy Day, let us remember that the journey to a fully realized democratic nation is ongoing. Our collective efforts, resilience, and determination will pave the way for a Nigeria where every citizen can thrive in peace and prosperity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Democracy Day, Nigeria!

 

With solidarity and hope,

 

Otunba Fola Ogunmefun

National Head, NBM of Africa Worldwide

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