FTAN inaugurates Excos in Cross River State

FTAN inaugurates Excos in Cross River State
Peter Ofuka, FTAN president, South South (2nd Right); Francis Etim, FTAN Coordinator, Cross River State (Middle); Inah Emmanuel Mkpe, FTAN Secretary, Cross River State (Right).

By Frankie Ifop, Calabar

The Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria, FTAN, last week Wednesday inaugurated its Cross River State Chapter Excos to run the affairs of the association in the state.

The newly formed Excos were made up of the Coordinator, Secretary, Public Relations Officer (PRO) and members. The Excos are; Engr. Francis Etim as Chairman, Mr. Inah Emmanuel Mkpe as Secretary and Frankie Ifop as PRO. Others are; Mr. Ale Clement – Member, Irek Kezia Kinsia – Member and Mr. Raymond Inyang – Member.

Speaking while inaugurating the new Excos at Marian Hotels, Calabar, the President South-South zone, Mr. Peter Ofuka, said FTAN is an umbrella body which harbours over 23 associations – adding that the association was created in 1975 by a Federal Government Act.

Ofuka said FTAN don’t admit any individual, so, to become a member, you must be a member of an already existing association under it.

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As a President of South-South geopolitical zone, Ofuka said, “The mandate given to me is to ensure how I can liaise the South South zone with Government and the Private Sector.”

He stated further that the inaugurated members are mandated to build up the association in the state. “You are at liberty to discharge your activities in tandem with FTAN constitution which I’d given you. I wish you a greater height as you commence your activities in Cross River State”, Ofuka said.

Peter Ofuka, FTAN president, South South (Right), handing over the FTAN constitution to Francis Etim, FTAN Coordinator, Cross River State, during the inauguration of Excos in Calabar.

On his part, the Cross River State Coordinator, Francis Etim, said the chapter will study the constitution to ensure they don’t derail from it.

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He said they will always consult with Ofuka at this starting stage until they become independent, promising that, “we will not let you down in pushing the activities of the association in the state”.

Ofuka hinted the Excos about the upcoming Induction on the 17th of October, 2019 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

He promised that Cross River State will play host to the first stakeholders meeting, adding that, “Here is my home, I have to start from here. I am going to use here as a screen board to other states.”

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