Hoteliers suspend proposed strike in Imo

The Imo Hoteliers Association said it has suspended its proposed strike scheduled to commence on Tuesday.

This is contained in a statement signed by Chairman of the association, Mr Chima Chukwunyere in Owerri on Monday.

He said that the proposed strike was suspended after due consultations with Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo.

According to him, Uzodimma promised to personally intervene to solve all the outstanding issues raised by the association.

“The governor condemned the actions of sealing and looting of the hotels illegally and directed that no ministry should use consultants in revenue collection.

” He promised to convene a meeting of the executives of the Imo Internal Revenue Service and those of the Nigeria Hotel Association,

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Imo chapter, to harmonise the demand notice issued to the hoteliers,“he said.

He said that the governor also advised members to pay the taxes due to the government to enable them function and serve the state better.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the association on Sept. 10, threatened to embark on strike over alleged multiple taxation, illegal sealing of hotels and unprofessional conduct of revenue collectors. (NAN)

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