Kano state governor, Alhaji Abdulahi Umaru Ganduje has emerged National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) Governor of Year Award, for building strong tourism infrastructure and providing effective security architecture in the state.
Governor Ganduje, is the first receipiant of the Nanta Governor of the Year award for creating an enabling environment for the growth of cultural tourism economy in the ancient city of Kano, through the provision of infrastructure and security, key pivots which drives destination visits and investments.
The governor who received the NANTA delegates in government house kano listed efforts aimed at transforming the facilities at Kano International Airport, with the aim of providing the best air services Operations, which will make Kano airport attractive to international carriers and further boast trade and tourism services in the ancient city.
” We consulted Emirate airlines and they worked with us to upgrade the Kano airport but for covid 19 and the ongoing diplomatic efforts to resolve Emirate airlines flight issues with Nigeria, the airline would have been operating out of Kano by now. That is how serious we are in making Kano a competitive destination” the governor explained.
He said roads are critical to the movement of goods and persons, and this was the reason for the elimination of bottle necks to vehicular movement in the highly populated city through construction of fly over bridges and bye passes to relieve road users.
” This award of excellence from Nanta is most welcome and evident of the true benefits of what we have done here. We must thank nanta and assure you of our presence to receive the Nanta EMINENT Persons Award in abuja. . We must add, security is the key to life and we invested heavily in community policing and no doubt, Kano is safe and home to all in Nigeria.”
Earlier the Vice President of Nanta Mr Yinka Folami who represented the President of the association Mrs Susan Akporiaye, represented EMINENT Persons Award Nomination certificate to governor Ganduje, noted that the tourism infrastructural development in Kano under the administration of governor Ganduji cannot be overemphasized.
Eminent Persons Award comes up next week Friday, November 12 at the international Conference Center Abuja.