…As Stakeholders Align For Boom In Business

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Tourism and hospitality
industry stakeholders in Lagos have said that the forthcoming 18th National Sports Festival would boost their
businesses.

The stakeholders made this
known in Lagos in separate interviews with newsmen ahead of the sports festival
scheduled to kick off next week.

The
Manager, Lakeem Suites, Surulere Mr Dave Illah, said  that the festival would create an avenue for
the management of the hotel to meet people from other places and boost their
businesses.

Illah said that some participants coming for the
festival had been making enquiries but a state had already made bookings with
the hotel.

“We have finalised booking arrangements with Delta
State. Other states had also made enquiries, though no financial commitment has
been made,’’ Illah said recently.

Illah said that the Local Organising Committee of the
sports festival was of great help in assisting the contingents in making
bookings.

He said that the facilities were meant to make the
visitors feel at home while in the hotel.

The Manager, Manasons Hotel, Surulere, Mr Kingsley
Ozuoha, said that the management was renovating the hotel for guests coming for
the forthcoming festival.

Ozuoha
said that the festival would boost hospitality business in the state.

Spokesman,
Klee 2121 Executive Hotels, Surulere, Mr Wisdom Okoli,  said that some individuals had booked the
hotel ahead of the sports festival.

He said
that to make the visitors feel at home, a little renovation was being made at
the hotel.