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Glory To Return As Kwara Govt Orders Closure, Repositioning Of Kwara Hotel

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According to a statement released on Sunday, the Kwara State Government has ordered that the failing Kwara Hotels be shut down while they are being renovated and repositioned.

Ibrahim Akaje, commissioner for business, innovation, and technology (BIT), stated that the closure is the first of numerous interventions that will be made to revive the hotel.

The announcement also stated that various Ministries, Departments, and Government Agencies associated with the facility, including Harmony Holdings, will meet to discuss shutdown procedures prior to facility renewals.

“The government has approved immediate shut down of the facility while rehabilitation and repositioning is done. A section of it had long become dilapidated and totally unusable. It therefore needs to be shut down for safety reasons. Further steps will be taken in phases to restore the glory of the hotel and return it to productivity,” Akaje said in the statement.

This comes hours after the state government announced placement of the Kwara Hotels and Cargo Terminal under the BIT Ministry — and a day after the government again had to intervene in the payment of Kwara hotel staffs because of its inability to pay salaries and meet other obligations.

The Council had also directed that Ministries of Finance and Planning and Economic Development should henceforth make budgetary provisions for the repositioning of the hotel.

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