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NIHOTOUR advocates for cleaner eateries

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) and the Hospitality 360 Africa Limited have said that they launch a ‘#SayNoToDirtyKitchen’ campaign targeted at evolving…

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) and the Hospitality 360 Africa Limited have said that they launch a ‘#SayNoToDirtyKitchen’ campaign targeted at evolving clean and hygienic kitchens particularly at public places.

The Director General of NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, said this on Wednesday in Abuja during the signing of an MOU to seal the collaboration.

He said the exercise will bring about a healthy eating environment at Nigerian public eateries.

The spokesman of the institute, Ahmed Mohammed Sule, in a statement, quoted Kangiwa as saying that the relevance of the campaign is in line with the institute’s training mandate in hospitality services.

“NIHOTOUR should not only be concerned with training people on cookery but must ensure that the cooking is done in a clean and hygienic environment that does not endanger or compromise the health of customers who patronize the eatery centres,” Kangiwa said.

The Managing Director of Hospitality 360 Africa Limited, Mr. Emeka Ihumezie, said the ‘#SayNoToDirtyKitchen’ campaign is imperative as a clarion call to the general public to up their ante in kitchen hygiene and cleanliness.

He said the need to bring sanity at public eatery places like restaurants, hotels, catering and night clubs in the country cannot be overstressed especially in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic which places emphasis on cleanliness at all places of public convergence.