LAGOS, NOVEMBER 19, 2016 – The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture on Saturday closed six hospitality establishments for contravening statutory registration and non-payment of annual permits.
The Head of Hotel Licensing Directorate of the ministry, Ms Barbara Wey, disclosed in Lagos that the outfits were located on Victoria Island, in Ikoyi, on Airport Road and the Ogba axis.
She said that events centres, nite clubs and hotels were closed during the three-day operations which started on Nov. 16.
The team leader said that some of the outfits were clamped down due to uncompleted registration, nonrenewal of annual permits and noncompliance with statutory process.
“Some of them refused to register their hospitality outfits and events centres after notifications and contravention notices served by the state government since 2012,’’ she said.
Wey said that the ministry would ensure that all tourism and hospitality establishments in the state complied with registration and payment of all dues and permits.
“All defaulting tourism and hospitality operators are called on to comply with the registration process and pay all accrued dues to the state government,’’ she said.