Odusanwo bags prestigious personality award for tourism promotion, growth

In recognition of his selfless service to the promotion of the tourism industry in the country, the National President of the Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN), Chief Abiodun Odusanwo has emerged winner of the prestigious Tourism Personality Award of the Year 2022 instituted by the Nigerian Tourism Awards.

According to organisers of the Award, Odusanwo got the coveted award in view of his enormous contributions to the sustenance of professional practice and skill competence in the Nigerian tourism industry as well as the promotion of the sector for the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

Odusanwo has distinguished himself having lived a better part of his life imparting knowledge to others as a pioneering provider of education and human resource development that has been widely attested to by Nigerians in the UK, which earned him the prestigious membership of the Investor in People (IIP) Recognition Panel

READ ALSO:  IATA Calls for Systematic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure

In a letter of notification of the award to Odusanwo signed by Efetobo Awhana, CEO of Nigerian Tourism Award, extolled his the virtues as one who has dedicated his time and resources to the growth and development of professionals and skilled personnel in the Nigerian tourism industry in an exemplary and outstanding manner worthy of recognition for the award of Tourism Personality of the Year under review.

Chief Abiodun Odusanwo, the National President, Institute For Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN)

His achievements in previous years included his immense contributions to promoting good relations between the Nigerian and British communities through his membership of the Nigeria-British Forum as well as membership of the Royal African Society and Egbe Omo Yoruba in Europe.

The investiture of Odusanwo for the Tourism Personality of the Year will hold at the 5th edition of the Nigeria Tourism Awards scheduled to hold on Friday,  May 20th, 2022 at the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel Victoria Island, Lagos alongside other winners of the various categories in Tourism growth and development of the country.

READ ALSO:  SAA, AFRAA deliberate on Africa's air transport development

Prominent among other winners of the Nigeria Tourism Awards are Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos state as Best Tourism Governor of the Year, and Mrs. Uzamatu Akinbile-Yusuf, Best Tourism Commissioner of the Year among others.

It would be recalled that because of Chief Odusanwo’s lifetime achievements, His Royal Majesty, the Alaafin of Oyo and Chairman Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, conferred the Chieftaincy title of Aare Soludero of Oyo Empire on him which is an affirmation by the Kabiyesi that Chief Odusanwo has been found worthy both in character, general disposition and conduct to be conferred with an Oyo Chieftaincy title.

The Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria, headed by Chief Abiodun Odusanwo is the Nigerian premier national certification and professional membership body for hospitality, travel, tourism, and allied occupations.

READ ALSO:  Union begs Buhari over lingering teachers' strike, plans to shut sector

It represents members working in the public, private, and non-profit making organizations which ensures the highest standards of professional competence of practitioners in the Nigerian tourism and hospitality industry.

It is thus a rightly placed occasion to celebrate a worthy and illustrious individual and personality of  Odusanwo whose acts and thoughts over the years have positively influenced countless lives as attested to by practitioners and stakeholders in the industry for making himself available for selfless service, offering of assistance and impactful of knowledge in whatever way possible to those that have cause to meet him.

Wole Shadare