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Kogi Poll: Hotels, restaurants, others record high patronage

 Hotels in Lokoja, Kogi Capital, have been attracting more patronage following the influx of people to the state, ahead of Saturday’s Governorship election. News Agency…

 Hotels in Lokoja, Kogi Capital, have been attracting more patronage following the influx of people to the state, ahead of Saturday’s Governorship election.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that most of them have been fully booked.

The state is playing host to large number of visitors, including journalists, security personnel, INEC officials, election observers, politicians, among others.

Miss Hope, Orji, a Receptionist at Halims Hotels and Towers, Lokoja, expressed joy that the election had attracted economic benefits to the hospitality industry in the state.

She told NAN that some of the guests were politicians and their associates.

Orji said that though some of the guests were yet to settle their bills, “there is hope that at the end of the day, we will smile’’.

At Ibito-Capital Hotel, near the Christian Corpers Lodge in Lokoja, the Manager, Mr Isaac Oloruntoba, said that the upsurge of visitors to the state as a result of the election increase demand for hospitality services in the state.

Oloruntoba, however, said that in spite the high demand for hotel services, the management of the outfit resisted the temptation of increasing its charges.

He said that the restrain became necessary ‘’ because what is happening is a temporary development and we do not want to lose our customers.

‘’Some of these customers may want to patronise us beyond the election period’’.

NAN reports that operators of restaurants in various parts of the state have also

Inter and intra transport fares had remained stable in spite of the influx of people to state.

Meanwhile, operators of small scale businesses, including hawkers of sachet water, petty traders and other consumable items, are also smiling to the banks due to high patronage.

 

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