Lagos State Government has classified 50 hotels in the state, which were graded between one and five stars.
Governor Babatunde Fashola announced the result of the hotels classification exercise done by the state government for hotels operating in the state, at the weekend, during the launch of the book, ‘Lagos a visitor’s guide.’ The book chronicled the location of hotels, eateries and other tourist centres in the state.
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, explained that the 50 hotels graded represent the first phase of the exercise.
“The benefit of registration is immense. For instance when Lagos had the Ebola Virus Disease crisis, because we had the data’s of the schools we were able to tackle the deadly disease within the school environment.
“If we have the same data with hotels, we will be able to do the same. With the registration, classification and others, we would be able to provide security for any establishment in the state. We will know where such company is located and how to navigate to its location. And if there is need to increase the facilities in such area. It will be a win-win game,” he added.
Fashola urged hotel owners to ensure the standard of their facilities are being upgraded regularly as the government “will not stop to visit your hotels, to ensure that you conform to standards that have earned some of you the grades today.”
The governor had last year inaugurated two committees; Hotel classification and grading ratification and Appeal committee and Hotel classification and grading review committee, chaired by Mr. Gbolahan Elias and Mr. Larry Segun-Lean respectively, to ensure that the hotels in the state were graded accordingly.