Following wide and prolonged consultations amongst ATPN members and stakeholders, a new ATPN Board of Trustee was inaugurated on Friday May 21, 2021 via virtual conference. The Board members are: Alh Kabir Malan, Mr. John Best, Mr. GaniyuTarzan Balogun., Chief Andy Ehanire, Mr. Frank Meke and Hon Abdulmumin Mapindi.
The Board Chairman, in a highly elated mood, reminded members that ATPN remains the precursors of an omnibus Tourism Association in Nigeria, with indepth institutional memory and expertise for resolving technical issues in Tourism Development.
True to type, the new Board is made up of accomplished professionals in the diverse fields in Tourism as to bring cutting edge visionary leadership and support to the Association and the tourism industry at large.
The new Members took turns to eulogies Chief Amachree, the pioneer Board Chairman who laid a solid foundation for ATPN. Members briefly reviewed the current challenges troubling the tourism industry, and were in accord that they were surmountable.
There was the resolve to continue to ensure greater collaboration and synergy with wide stakeholders, including the public sector administrators.
A moment of silence was given in honour of tourism’s fallen heroes, including the recent passing on of the FTAN President, Alhaji Saleh Rabo.
The name of a foremost tourism writer, late Lanre Awoseyin, was recalled, and it was resolved that his flagship Journal, Hospitality and Tourism, must not be allowed to die. There was also the resolve that the collective clout of the Board members will be rallied in support of the ATPN Executive Committee.
A distinguished guest at the inauguration was the Acting FTAN President, Mr Nkereuwem Onung of Remlords Tours.