No fewer than six event centres and night clubs have been sealed off by the Lagos State government for non-compliance to its statutory registration process and non-payment of annual permit.
The clampdown was reinforced by the State’s Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture in its bid to sanitise hospitality and tourism business.
The affected ones according to the Head of Hotel Licensing Directorate, Ms. Barbara Wey are;“10 Degrees event Center on Billings way, Balmoral and Yard 158 party halls situated at Kudirat Abiola Way, all in Oregun area of Lagos State as well as Haven event center situated at Ikeja GRA.”
The team also carried out a similar exercise with the shutdown of Cave and Vegas night clubs at Ikeja.
Ms. Wey who decried the level of non compliance to the rules guiding tourism and hospitality business vowed not to relent in the effort to ensure that all the establishments were registered.
She enjoined all defaulting tourism and hospitality operators to ”comply with the registration process and payment of all accrued dues in the State.”
In a chat with Voice of Nigeria, some of the defaulting operators promised a total compliance to the state’s directives on business of tourism and hospitality.