Monday, September 5, 2016

Register Your Hotels Or Face Sanctions, Lagos State Tells Operators

The Lagos State Government (LASG) has advised operators of hotels, hospitality centres and other recreational facilities to register them or face sanction.

The state Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, who gave the advice, said the registration would afford the state government to monitor activities at such places.

The ministry’s spokesman, Mr Ganiyu Lawal, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that hotels and facilities centres must comply before the end of the year or face sanctions.

He said the registration was part of the ministry`s efforts to upgrade the present standards of hotels and hospitality groups in the state to an internationally acceptable standard.

He said the exercise would also serve as security-assurance for tourists and users that might want to lodge in them.

The spokesman said that the ministry would invoke the Hotel Licensing Law of Lagos State to ensure that all hotel operators and hospitality groups complied.