Our hotels are secure says kaduna hoteliers

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KADUNA – The Secretary-General, Kaduna State branch of Nigeria Hotels Association, Mr Jijiwin Akpovwovwo, on Wednesday said hotels in the state were safe following new security measures protect clients.

Akpovwovwo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna proprietors of hotels in the state are working closely security agencies ensure safety in operations.

He said security operatives have been attached every hotel, and efforts were also made screen customers weed out criminals.

According to him, some of the hotels now metal detectors to screen vehicle and patrons while have installed close circuit cameras for surveillance.

“Security is the bed rock of development, because without security development cannot take place, indeed security is fundamental and paramount to human development,” Akpovwovwo said.

He identified multiple and illegal taxes, poor and high as some of the problems confronting the hotel industry in the state.

According to him, the problem has led to the reduction of the workforce while some hotels are unable to pay salaries as at when due.

Akpovwovwo urged the to intervene, to allow the hotels play part in the development of the state. (NAN