South-South Membership Officer

Membership Officer - South-South

obioraThe South-south Membership Officer, Mrs. Judipat Nkiru Obiora (PhD), is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Hospitality Management and Tourism, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She is a member of HATMAN and holds a PhD in Management with area of specialization in organizational behavior from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Her current research interest revolves around critical approaches to organizational behavior in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry; tourist behavior;

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National President

Mr. Samson A. Aturu - National President

Started as a sous chef at the famous Jacaranda Pottery and Restaurant Ltd. Kaduna, one of the then leading tourist destinations in the Northern part of Nigeria between 1985 and 1993. Due to his passion, interest and commitment to the industry and competence he showed, he eventually became the General Manager.

A graduate of Hospitality and Tourism Management from Kaduna Polytechnic, one of the leading institutions in Nigeria, he also acquired a Post Graduate Diploma, and Masters Degree in Business Administrative from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

In 1989 Mr. Aturu was employed by the International Livestock Centre for Africa to co-ordinate the West Africa Animal Traction Network International Conference held at the Bagauda Lake Hotel Kano; and in 1993 developed and implemented a four-weeks training programme for supervisors and line managers titled “Professional Craft and Skill Development” course for Arewa Hotels (Dev) Ltd as technical consultant for 2 years.

Mr. Aturu also pioneered a private company; and served as Executive Director/Technical Consultant; which was involved in human development, industrial catering, hospitality management, industrial catering, hospitality equipment supplies, bakery and confectionary.

In 2004 he joined the Nicon Hotels Group in Abuja as a Resident Manager and moved on to Nanet Hotels Ltd as Group General Manager before venturing into establishing a private hospitality company in 2007 where he currently serves as the Ma

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1st Vice President

Dr Mrs.Carol Emi Ogunlade- 1st Vice President
Dr (Mrs.) Ogunlade studied at British Tutorial College, London; Bahamas Hotel Training College, in Nassau; Florida International University, Miami, USA; and Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, also in USA. She also acquired a PHD degree in Wildlife/Tourism Management from University of Ibadan in 2006.
Dr Ogunlade lectured at Lagos State Polytechnic before her appointment as Chief Lecturer at Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun state where she held several positions, including that of the Head

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2nd Vice President

Confort Ogbonna O. - 2nd Vice President

Comfort Ogechi Ogbonna is from Leru, Umuchieze, Umunneochi LGA, Abia State and married to Dr S. Ibe Ogbonna from Umuejia, Umunne Nvosi, Isialangwa-South, Abia State. She holds a Higher National Diploma in Catering and Hotel Management, a Post Graduate Diploma and a Master of Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, PGDE & M. Ed in Educational Management and Planning. She also IATA/UTAA Foundation Certificate. She attended the following other short courses: Amadeous PNR & FARE, Facilitating lectures using Power Point Cohort 5 with Common wealth of Learning ,and International Professional research training (Mendeley and STATA).

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Executive Secretary

Mr. Lanre Awoseyin - National Secretary
Awoseyin studied Tourism at Kaduna Polytechnic in (1974-1979) and at the University of Surrey, England, where he graduated in 1985 with a Master of Science Degree in Tourism Planning & Development He is a member of many professional bodies, including Fellow of Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of Nigeria (FHATMAN), member of the International Association of Experts in Scientific Tourism, and Member Tourism Society of England. He lectured at Federal Polytechnic Mubi from 1981-1986. In 1986 he was appointed the Managing Director / CEO of Yankar

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National Publicity Secretary

Edwin Chigozie Nwokorie - National Publicity Secretary

Edwin Chigozie Nwokorie hails from Amainyinta in Ihitte-Uboma, Imo State Nigeria. He holds both B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Hospitality and Tourism Management, and is currently pursuing a PhD in the same discipline at Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria.

Edwin is a Fellow of HATMAN, an erudite researcher, Senior Lecturer and consultant in hospitality and tourism management and has been teaching in the Department of Hospitality Management, The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun State Nigeria, since October,

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National Treasurer

Maryam Abdullahi - National Treasurer

Maryam Abdullahi is a mother, career enthusiast, a keen learner, scholar and one of the frontline women making impact in their chosen endeavours to inspire the next generation. Born 45 years ago in Kaduna, she had her early elementary education at. LE.A. primary school U/rimi Kaduna between 1973 and 1979, after which she was enrolled into Government Day Secondary School, Tafawa Balewa, Kaduna between 1979 and 1983.Following her admission into Kaduna Polytechnic, she embarked on the pursuit of a lifetime career, choosing to study Tourism

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Financial Secretary

Mr. Amos Opoola -  Financial Secretary
AmosThe national secretary, Edwin Onyebuchi Enenta is from Enugu state. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management and a Master of Science degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Enenta is a former Supervisory Councilor for Works in Awgu local council of Enugu state He is currently a staff of the National Institute for Hospitality & Tourism and has several academic publications to his credit.

Membership Officer

Mrs.F.N.Goka - Membership Officer

Assistant National Secretary


 LaurettaI support young people to understand their unique worth; visualise and discover their potential to be hospitality SERVICE STARS. Besides, supporting them to do what they love, while serving others, so that this helps them in a way to experiences a powerful Joy; leading to self-actualisation. I do this by sharing information, knowledge and coaching them on the value of service work and delivery of excellent Hospitality service.

 I am a Fellow of HATMAN (Hospitality and Tourism management Association of Nigeria); a fellow of the Institute of Hospitality UK, an AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research and development) Fellow; and a Hospitality Trainer/ Consultant with over 20 years of interacting with young people; especially women aspiring to become part of the hospitality Industry. I am with my bag FULL of hospitality knowledge and experiences to share.

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