Stop disengagement of workers, Govt warns business owners

Stop disengagement of workers, Govt warns business owners
Governor Samuel Ortom

Following reports of business owners in Benue state disengaging staff, the state Government has frowned over the development, stating that those involved should desist from such acts.

This is also coming as the government called on hoteliers in the state to take proper data of those who lodge in their hotels, for easy tracking.

The Commissioner for Information Culture and Tourism, Mrs Ngunan Addingi, conveyed the message on Friday in Makurdi, during a meeting with hoteliers, restaurant and beer parlour operators in the state.

Addingi, who said it was imperative to practice good hygiene, stressed the need for operators in the hospitality and tourism sector to follow all guidelines on COVID-19, to prevent the spread of the virus in the state.

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She said that government needed the cooperation of stakeholders in the tourism sector in the state to mitigate the spread of the virus.

The commissioner said that a task force for the implementation of the governor’s directives on COVID-19 would soon begin work to enforce the orders.

Also speaking during the meeting, the Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Sunday Ongbabo, appealed to all hoteliers to ensure that data of all guests were immediately submitted to the COVID-19 committee.

Contributing to the discussion, Benue State Chairman, Nigeria Hotels Association, Chief Bob Echikwonye, appealed to all operators of hotels in the State to be vigilant and follow all guidelines.

Echikwonye told all hoteliers to obey the dusk to dawn curfew already in place in the state.

He, however, regretted that some hotels owners in the state were disengaging staff and warned against such acts.


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