By; PETER NOSAKHARE, Kaduna
Publisher of National Bakers Trust Magazine Prince Ayodele Arokoyo has charged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency put in place measures that will make the food industry more competitive and attractive for investors and would be investors.
Speaking at the maiden annual award event for excellence in the Food Industry held at the Arewa House in Kaduna on Thursday December 7 2017, Prince Arokoyo said this repositioning is necessary for boosting the morale of players in the hospitality business.
According to him, “the food business is a means of promoting the diverse culture of the people and it’s a good image builder for a country like ours”. While praising Nigerians for their efforts at weathering the storm of recession , he urged them to be hardworking and seek skills that will make them contributors to the country’s economy.
In his remarks Abdullahi Ibrahim Tsoho, Assistant Director and Head of Administration and Human Resources at the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Kaduna Area Office, said ITF has a National Industrial Skills Development Progamme that trains 300 youth in every state of the Country going on and that the year’s grandaunts will graduate this December.
“We at the ITF believe in Skills acquisition and are working with the Federal Government in this skills development programme. These graduates will be given starter packs by ITF to help them start up their business in the various skills they have acquired” he said.
In her contribution, Mrs Jaiyeola Olatunji, General Manager of Nibbles Kitchen and Bakery said in the hospitality business the customers’ interest should come first, adding that the way a customer is treated is a determining factor in the life and growth of any business. “Value for customers is key in our business, manners of staff towards customers should be cordial and friendly, because the customer is always right” she concluded.