Operators of 25 hotels and tourism establishments in Lagos State have been charged to court by the state government for allegedly operating without registration.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Tourism and Intergovernmental Relations, Adebankole Adu, disclosed this in an interview in Lagos on Monday.

Adu said that the operators were charged to various magistrates? courts in the state for carrying out hotel and tourism businesses without licences granted by the appropriate authority.

He said that such act was a violation of the provisions of the State?s Hotel Licensing Law 2003, as amended in 2010.

“Registration of hotels and tourism- related outfits was an internationally accepted control mechanism evolved by the World Tourism Organisation.

“It is mandatory that all hospitality and tourism establishments operating within Lagos State be registered,?? he said.

He advised other operators of hotels and tourism establishments in the state that had not fully complied with the provisions of the law to register with the authority or be blacklisted.


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