The Enugu State government has announced some concrete steps towards restoring Hotel Presidential Enugu to its former glory.
Briefing journalists on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting held at the Government House, Enugu, the commissioner for information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, said that clearing works at the hotel had already commenced.
“This directive was sequel to an exhaustive discussions on a memo presented by the commissioner for culture and tourism who brought a memo on the status of the Presidential Hotel”, the commissioner said, adding that the council also approved that the parties which had previously expressed interest in managing the hotel be engaged with a view to amicably resolving all outstanding issues.
Dr. Udeuhele added that the council equally received a report from the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECIDA), which had been on a one-week rescue mission at the Enugu State Waste Management Authority (ESWAMA) towards attaining a total clean-up of the Enugu metropolis. The deliberation resulted in the council’s extension of the task force’s intervention at ESWAMA to one month.
Also, the council authorised the Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue to negotiate with major ICT service providers to enable it to select the appropriate firm capable of rendering the required services that would expand the board’s capacity to deliver its mandate.
According to the commissioner, the approval was sequel to the recommendations of the Ministerial Tender Board’s report on bids to supply services to the Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue.