The Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism Development, Mr. Segun Ologunleko has stressed the commitment of the Fayemi Administration towards attaining regional, National and International recognition for the state tourism sector within the next four years.
Speaking at a meeting with Ekiti State Hoteliers Association in Ado-Ekiti, Ologunleko said that Government would collaborate with Hoteliers to improve services in hotels across the state. While noting that the Government was aware of the challenges facing hoteliers in the area of power and potable water supply, quality service delivery, staff training and profitability, he stressed that all these factors pose a great drain to the sector.
The Special Adviser stressed that Government was working towards collaborating with experts in the sector to provide training programmes for the owners, Managers and key staff, adding that government would continue to patronize the indigenous Hotels and promptly pay for services rendered.
While stating that a special task force that would strategize and position the tourism sector would soon be established, Ologunleko, therefore directed that all staff and guests be profiled, while security personnel should be adequately trained.
In his remarks, the General Manager of Board for Tourism Development, Prince Kayode Oni affirmed that the present administration is focusing on Hotels and Hoteliers this year.
In his address the Executive President of the Hoteliers Association in Ekiti State, Otunba J.K. Ayeni appealed to the Government to exposed members of the Association to national and international workshops and seminars.
He stated that Hoteliers are stakeholders in the hospitality industry hence they must benefit significantly from its Tourism programmes.
Last modified: March 9, 2012