Rivers State governor, Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, on Sunday supervised the tearing down of Edemete Hotel and Prodest Home after both hospitality outfits allegedly flouted an order that hotels should be closed.

Rivers State governor, Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, on Sunday supervised the tearing down of Edemete Hotel and Prodest Home after both hospitality outfits allegedly flouted an order that hotels should be closed.

The owner of the property, Promise Gogorodari, has denied violating any law to warrant the demolition of his structure.

Gogorodari in a telephone interview told Punch correspondent that he built the hotel to take people off the streets.

READ THIS
Rapists on rampage as 14-Year-Old gang-raped for one month in Bauchi

He said the state government should have carried out proper investigation before demolishing his hotel.

Longrich

The Lagos-based hotelier said that the demolition of two hotels would be a setback to the state in terms of investment, adding that the development was not good for investors in the state.

“I am based in Lagos, but I am not in the right frame of mind to speak now. There is nobody who will not feel bad about this. It is a hotel that I built for the past seven years. The demolition of hotels is a setback to the state in terms of investment.

READ THIS
Truck falls off Berger bridge, casualty figure yet to be ascertained

“That was an investment that was taking care of my family and relatives and people around me. There was no fair hearing before the demolition took place. With this, many people are out of jobs.

READ THIS
Car snatcher nabbed after crushing pregnant woman to death in Delta

“I did not violate any order. The government was supposed to do some investigations before doing that. And if they found me wanting, then another procedure should be followed; not demolishing a structure like that.

“Definitely, this will affect investors. I invested in the business so that I can take some people off the street, but all government is doing is to demolishing it without a proper investigation,” Gogorodari said.


COMMENTS...