Association kicks against NTDC bill

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Mr Lanre Awoseyin, President, Nigeria Hotel Association, on Saturday criticised the Senate’s passage of the bill for an Act to amend the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Act No 81 of 1992.

Awoseyin in Lagos that the contents of the bill were against the spirit of the constitution of the country.

He advised President Muhammadu Buhari not assent to the bill.

According to him, the bill proposes that accreditation, registration and grading of hotels should all be handled by the NTDC.

He said that the bill also stated that one percent of hoteliers’ charges each year would be remitted to the Federal Government.

Awoseyin described the remittance as “outrageous, obnoxious and abnormal”.

He said that tourism and hotels are on the Residual list to be managed by the state government and not the Federal Government, but NTDC is a parastatal under the Federal…

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