There is a change of guard at the helms of affairs at the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA) as the outgoing National President, Bankole Bernard expressed his gratitude to all stakeholders for a successful tenure.
In a statement sighted by The Culture Newspaper, Bankole expressed his gratitude for the support he received while piloting the affairs of the association.
“Once again, we have come to the end of another successful administration in the history of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA) and we have every cause to return all thanks to God for making this possible. On this note, I want to use this medium to appreciate all our principals – the airlines, all industry stakeholders, friends and colleagues for the unwavering support and guidance during my term as the National President. You are the wind beneath my wings and I am grateful for the opportunity to have served” he said.
Giving a scorecard of his stewardship, Bankole revealed that it has been a huge task while highlighting some of the achievements recorded.
“Piloting the affairs of NANTA in the last four years, with the support of other executive members, was a huge task. We started with creating awareness and building the relevance of our profession in the minds of the general public. Among the many other feats we were able to achieve, we initiated and launched the idea of the NANTA membership card in a bid to protect our market and as well lay the foundation of the NANTA bill” he said.
He further called for support for his successor. “As I now bow out of the office today, March 27, 2020, I wish the incoming executives, which will be led by the new National President, Susan Akporiaye, the very best in office as well as the strength and wisdom to carry on with the existing tasks” he added.
Recall that the earlier scheduled Annual General Meeting, AGM of the association billed to take place in Kano had to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.