The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, NANTA is set to honour the managing director and chief executive officer of Med-View Airlines, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, the former director general of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe and the immediate past commissioner for tourism and culture Lagos state, Folorunsho Folarin Coker.
The event tagged NANTA’s Eminent Persons Award is set to hold on December 15 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos.
Nigerianfranknews gathered that Med-View boss would be honoured for his commitment to the growth of Air transport in Nigeria and growing Med-View Airlines from the scratch to its present position.
It would be noted that Bankole has sustained Med-View’s flight operations on the Nigerian London route, thus given Nigerian passengers an array of alternatives to choose from on the route.
The airline through his commitment has successfully completed the requirement to be on the International Air Transport Association, IATA’s Operational Safety Audit, IOSA registry.
While it was learnt that Runsewe would be honoured for his immense contribution to the growth and development of Nigerian tourism while he was the director general of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC.
Runsewe as the DG of NTDC took the country’s tourism to a greater height by showing passion for tourism, dedication and commitment to the marketing and promotion of Nigerian tourism both locally and internationally .
Also, Coker would be honoured for his contribution towards the growth of tourism and culture in Lagos within his short stay in office as the commissioner of tourism and culture of Lagos state.
A source close to the organisers of the award said Coker would be honoured especially for the introduction of the one Lagos brand and other initiatives aimed at positioning Lagos as a destination of choice.
The former commissioner need to be celebrated for his passion for tourism development in the state, so as to serve as an encouragement to others coming after him, the source said.