The Federation of Tourism Associations in Nigeria FTAN will be giving out the First Nigerian Tourism Awards to Otunba Runsewe the DG of National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC on the 24th of September at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.
The President of the Federations Nkereuwem Onung made this announcement in Abuja during the Inauguration of the FCT Council of FTAN.
He said that the Nigerian Tourism Awards will be an annual Recognition for major Players who have Made huge Contributions to the Growth of Tourism in Nigeria.
At the FTAN AGM in Abuja on the 8th of July 2021 the Chairman FTAN Board of Trustees Chief Sam Alabi had tasked the New Leadership to Recognise and Honour Otunba Runsewe who he said had always identified with the Federation over the Years, honours all invitations from FTAN and Participates in all FTAN programme.
NCAC had hosted a Cocktail for Federation Members on the eve of the AGM.
Otunba Olusegun Runsewe is well known to Tourism Professionals in Nigeria as the former Director General of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation NTDC where he served from 2006 till 2012.
Since his Reappointment into Government as the DG of NCAC he has kept his Relationship with the Tourism Community going Strong.
Recently the the IgboUkwu Community in Anambra State Unveiled a Statue in Honour of Otunba Runsewe for the Yam House he built for them During his tenure as DG of NTDC where he Promoted the New Yam Festival as a National Event. Also the Chinese Embassy in Abuja honoured him with the Man of the Year Awards at their Cultural day Celebrations in Nigeria