… Urges Residents, Visitors to Patronise Only Registered Hospitality Establishments
Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has called on owners of adult nightclub and other hospitality outlets in different parts of the State to register their establishments with the State Government.
The Ministry also implored already registered adult nightclub and other hospitality establishments not to default in the annual renewal of their operating licenses.
Speaking in Alausa, Ikeja recently, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs. Oloruntoyin Atekoja, expressed displeasure with the low level of compliance among hospitality practitioners regarding the registration and renewal of the operating licences for their establishments.
She noted that the development runs contrary to the law guiding their operations, especially Section 4 of Lagos State Hotel and Tourism Establishments Licensing Law as amended in 2023.
Atekoja stated that the Ministry will not hesitate henceforth to Close down any erring establishments and those defaulting in the renewal of their licences.
The Permanent Secretary informed that a list of recalcitrant establishments and those defaulting in renewing their licences will soon be published in the Newspapers.
She advised members of the public to stop patronizing unregistered establishments as their existence is not known to Government and their operations classified illegal.