Hoteliers association hammers on registration or risk banishment

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Lagos –  Lagos Hoteliers Association (LHA) Tuesday urged the unregistered practitioners among them to register for accreditation by the Lagos government, saying unregistered ones risk banishment business.

The President of the association, Mr Tola Odunuga, told the News Agency of (NAN) Lagos the move was to reposition the hospitality industry of the city.

“Those who have yet to become members are encouraged to do so; otherwise, they risk banishment business.

“It also pays to register, to allow us to work unison.

“It’ pertinent for members to comply with the Lagos Government license rules to move the association to greater height and also to ensure proper ,’’ he said.

According to him, registration will ensure documentation and will also compel members to maintain quality their services to customers.

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“Ensuring quality services to customers strengthens customers’ relations,’’ he said.

Odunuga said the union had over 15 registered members and they operated facilities.

He, however, added there was the need for the members to improve their facilities in their various hotels.

“This is to move the association forward in the light of the present day reality.

“It is noteworthy that the industry is fast growing in like in every other clime and cannot be left out in the modern trend.

“We cannot afford to have any member performing at level. Growth in hospitality industry across the globe not exempt .

“We must take a practical working approach towards the development of the association,’’ Odunuga said.

According to him, the challenges facing the industry require regular discourse for growth and development in the industry. (NAN)