Lagos – Lagos Hoteliers Association (LHA) on Tuesday urged the unregistered practitioners among them to register for accreditation by the Lagos State government, saying unregistered ones risk banishment from business.
The President of the association, Mr Tola Odunuga, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that 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 from business.
“It also pays to register, to allow us to work in unison.
“It’s pertinent for members to comply with the Lagos State Government hotel license rules to move the association to greater height and also to ensure proper monitoring,’’ he said.
According to him, registration will ensure documentation and will also compel members to maintain quality standard in their services to customers.
“Ensuring quality standard services to customers strengthens customers’ relations,’’ he said.
Odunuga said that the union had over 15 registered members and that they operated on standard facilities.
He, however, added that there was still the need for the members to improve on 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 hotel industry is fast growing in Nigeria like in every other clime and Nigeria cannot be left out in the modern trend.
“We cannot afford to have any member performing at low level. Growth in hospitality industry across the globe should not exempt Nigeria.
“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)