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Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by WHISTLEBLOWER1: 10:14am On Oct 13, 2012
THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TAKING PLACE IN SOME OTHER CITIES OF THE COUNTRY cOULD BE AS A RESULT OF ITS CITIZENS AND GOVERNMENT’s DIRECT ATTENTION TO THE PRODUCTION OF GOODS AND SERVICES THAT ENHANCE THE OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF THE ECONOMY OF STATE WHERE THEY ARE SITED. BUT IN OWERRI, CAPITAL OF IMO STATE, HOTEL DEVELOPMENT HAS TAKEN THE UPPER HAND, WRITES AMBY UNEZE

An average Igboman is noted for his knack for self reliance and industrious ability to be a self-made person. This effort has indeed assisted to liberate him from the bondage of ‘slave’ masters or ‘begging’ all the time in order to get what he wants. It was through the interest exhibited by him in industry and commerce that made the Premier of former Eastern Nigeria, Dr. Michael Okpara to establish several industries and farm settlements, such as the former Golden Guinea Breweries, Umuahia, Adapalm in Ohaji, Palm Plantation in Obehe, Aba, Rislon Palm in Rivers, Rubber plantation in Calabar, and the rest of them.


From the inception of the civilian regime in the old Imo State, the first civilian governor, Chief Sam Onunaka Mbakwe, of blessed memory did not waste any effort in industrialising the state. The monumental projects erected by Mbakwe span all the nooks and crannies of the old Imo State. Such industrial projects included the Avutu Modern Poultry at Obowo, Aluminum Extrusion Industry, Inyishi, Resin Paint Industry in Nguru Mbaise, Ezinachi Clay Industry, Mbano, Imo Concorde Hotel, Owerri, Independent Power Plant, Amaraku, Izombe and Ohafia now in Abia State, Owerri Ebeiri Paper Industry, Orlu, Standard Shoe Industry, Owerri and so many others that cannot be mentioned here. Unfortunately, almost all these monumental projects that created huge employment to people then are no longer in existence. The subsequent military regime and other administrations could not nurture or maintain them, while others were arbitrarily sold off to the detriment of the people of the state.

Tourism promotion
All those dreams of our heroes past are now a forgotten issue. However, since the advent of the third and fourth republics the quest for industrialisation had gone and this has been replaced by hotel development for possible promotion of tourism. The administration of Chief Achike Udenwa and Chief Ikedi Ohakim made significant effort to promote tourism in the state. Most of the hotels spotting all the nooks and crannies of Owerri, the Imo State capital were actually built during these administrations.
Ohakim had wanted the state to be a stop-over destination, being the Eastern Heartland. Owerri is regarded as the epi-centre of the former Eastern region. His vision was that Owerri could have played host to the visitors and investors that were to invest both in the state and in the neighbouring states of Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Rivers States. He had also felt that due to the incessant kidnapping incidents going on in those neighbouring states then, Owerri would have been the rallying point of the visitors and investors.
Within this period, such hotels with good services include: All-Seasons Hotel and Suites, Links Hotel, De Legend Hotel and Suites, Suncity Hotel, Owerri Hotel Plaza, Optimum Hotel, Disney Hotel and Suites, Summer Suites, Evatel Hotel, Hollywood Hotel, Rapour Hotels, City Global, Protea Hotel, Landmark Hotel and others.
Already names like Imo Concorde Hotel (which is the only five-star hotel built by Mbakwe remains the best of all), the Modotel initially owned by former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, has been sold to Chisco Transport and it is under rehabilitation, while Pinewood Hotel and Bestway Hotel are the old names in hotel business in Imo State and they are still waxing strong.

Government involvement
The present regime under Chief Rochas Okorocha has also continued from where his successors stopped by taking hotel project as his main cardinal agenda. According to him, the promotion of tourism is dependent on the hotel infrastructure available in the state. To this effect, the governor has not hidden his desire to erect a five star hotel in each of the three senatorial zones of the state. His plans to build a monumental hotel in Owerri, Prince and Princes hotels in Orlu and Okigwe respectively is an area he does not want to relent on. But the question now is having spent about 18 months in office, he has barely one year and two months to work and realise those projects, bearing in mind that one year to the next election year is normally used to prepare for the re-election and definitely not to work for the people. How could he raise the money needed to complete those projects?

Supposed benefits
The thinking of government has been that the hotel developments in the city of Owerri are beneficial to both people and government. They are of the belief that since hotel develops and promotes tourism, then the more the merrier. However, these hotels provide cheap employment to the youths but there is no job security. The owners of the hotels only hire and fire at will because they believe that since there is scarcity of job, so the cheap labour which is very much available had to be manipulated. The hotels no doubt have created a kind of safe haven for guests and visitors from the eyes of kidnappers. Visitors to the state now prefer to stay in the hotel instead of staying in their houses or friends home. The incessant cases of kidnapping in the state have created a lot of insecurity and hotels have been identified as a safe place to lodge when in Imo.

Bad influence
The presence of too many hotels in Owerri, some parents say, has created bad influence, especially among the youths, mostly the girls. There is no more decorum in the state now because everybody is now wise and these hotels host ladies of easy virtue. At night girls hang out in front of these hotels probably waiting for patrons. Not only that, the cost of land in Owerri has astronomically increased since land speculators are ready to offer any amount for the purposes of potential hotel developers.


A resident in Owerri, Chief Rufus Eke told THISDAY that with the rate hotels are being developed in Owerri, very soon there would be no space for people to build residential houses. He suggested that a law should be put in place to segment areas for development of commercial and residential buildings so that people could be able to acquire land at the designated area to build their residential houses.
One recalls with nostalgia the feelings of the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Benjamin Njemanze at the heat of the land dispute between the government and the indigenes of Owerri in one of the Town Hall meetings where he braced up, not minding any persecution resultant from his position in Government and told government that “Owerri people and Owerri land have enough Hotels” and therefore suggested that “Owerri will only welcome and accept meaningful industrial development”.

Government tariff
The present administration in the state has imposed a high tariff on hotels and entertainment industries in the state as a way of raising internally generated review by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The same tariff is also being demanded by the Ministry of Commerce. According to government sources, these entertainment industries need to pay extra tariff for investing in the state as a way of promoting tourism. But these tariffs are being kicked against by the operators of the sector because they have argued that government had not been able to provide conducive environment for them to operate.


Reacting to government directive, a proprietor of one of the hotels, who pleaded anonymity told THISDAY that they provide their own power, water even work on their roads, there is nothing government had done to enable them demand extra tariff from them. They however have been charging customers and guest extra fees to be able to meet government demand.


There have not been any indices to evaluate that the existence of many hotels in Owerri has brought the needed development in the state, other than the vices associated with hotel business. The general view of the people of Imo State is that enough is enough of hotel business, as they want promoters to divert into small scale industries and other areas that could create manageable employment to the youths.


http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/hotels-new-emerging-industry-in-imo-state/127583/
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by WHISTLEBLOWER1: 10:17am On Oct 13, 2012
No wonder any girl in imo state is likely to be a pr.o.st.i.tu.te..

No wonder it is suicidal to raise a family in owerre/imo..

No wonder criminality and kidnapping has taken the state hostage because there is no big economic input by the government and its people..

No wonder the state will continue to be a pauperized and beggarly state..

Okorocha should be serious for once..we didn't vote you to come and be building hotels with government money..
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Rossikk(m): 12:57pm On Oct 13, 2012
WHISTLE BLOWER: No wonder any girl in imo state is likely to be a pr.o.st.i.tu.te..

No wonder it is suicidal to raise a family in owerre/imo..

No wonder criminality and kidnapping has taken the state hostage because there is no big economic input by the government and its people..

No wonder the state will continue to be a pauperized and beggarly state..

Okorocha should be serious for once..we didn't vote you to come and be building hotels with government money..


Nonsense. If there is demand for hotels, THEN BUILD HOTELS.

Do hotels not employ people?

What about the construction process of these buildings? Is that not job creation in action?

Being productive does not necessarily mean dotting your landscape with factories. That's an outmoded view of development.

Go to Orlando Florida today. Their economy is over 30 times bigger than Imo State's, and virtually the ONLY thing they specialise in is HOTELS, RESORTS, RESTAURANTS, BARS, AMUSEMENT PARKS AND OTHER RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

One street alone, the famous International Drive, has over 100 world class hotels.

One street. In addition to various outlets like restaurants, bars, and clubs. Tourists from all over the world troop to this one street in their millions every year, many spending weeks - just on that street! Everything they want in their vacation is on that street, also known as 'I-Drive'.
The street has its own dedicated bus service just to go the length and breadth of it, 24/7 (the street is about 10 kilometres long).

See, the amount of money generated by this street alone every year must surpass the entire tourist earnings of all African nations combined.

This is what we call development. As a state, you take one thing, and make it your own. You become the reference point in that area. The place where everybody goes when they want that service or product..

Any state in Nigeria today that decides to become the tourist mecca of Nigeria/Africa, in the manner of Florida, will become easily the richest place on the continent in a few years. The demand is clearly there, as the fast growing African middle class shows.

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Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by obicentlis: 2:18pm On Oct 13, 2012
@ OP, PDP is gone and gone forever in Imo state. From the very look of your posts here, you are out to discredit Rochas Govt without any cause. Go get a job. Rochas has done so well, at least, I never believe that govt can construct the road to my hometown. About 10km road with good drainage system. Stop this rubbish!
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Dede1(m): 2:30pm On Oct 13, 2012
WHISTLE BLOWER: No wonder any girl in imo state is likely to be a pr.o.st.i.tu.te..

No wonder it is suicidal to raise a family in owerre/imo..

No wonder criminality and kidnapping has taken the state hostage because there is no big economic input by the government and its people..

No wonder the state will continue to be a pauperized and beggarly state..

Okorocha should be serious for once..we didn't vote you to come and be building hotels with government money..



I am not disposed to call you a dingbat but your posts had just done it. Who taught you that hotel is complementary to prostitution? There are many places in Nigeria with less number of hotels than Owerri yet prostitution runs riots within. A person with mature intellect knows prostitution does not need a hotel to prosper.
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Super1759: 2:31pm On Oct 13, 2012
WHISTLE BLOWER: No wonder any girl in imo state is likely to be a pr.o.st.i.tu.te..

No wonder it is suicidal to raise a family in owerre/imo..

No wonder criminality and kidnapping has taken the state hostage because there is no big economic input by the government and its people..


No wonder the state will continue to be a pauperized and beggarly state..

Okorocha should be serious for once..we didn't vote you to come and be building hotels with government money..
its obvious that you are a paid agent to indict the present gov. Imo state is never a beggarly state or any sort of.what ever beef you have should follow you to the grave.His few years in office is quite recommendable.we applaud for all he is doing. Go and hug transformer!
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Nobody: 3:46pm On Oct 13, 2012
i have lived in Owerri for d past one & half years, and due to d nature of my job as a brewery man, moving frm one hotel to another, I CAN CONFIDENTLY SAY 90% OF OWERRI GALS ARE PROSTIT.UTES... Its so disgusting... i love to marry a yellow ibo gal but now i'm so scared...
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Dede1(m): 4:09pm On Oct 13, 2012
mawojuuche: i have lived in Owerri for d past one & half years, and due to d nature of my job as a brewery man, moving frm one hotel to another, I CAN CONFIDENTLY SAY 90% OF OWERRI GALS ARE PROSTIT.UTES... Its so disgusting... i love to marry a yellow ibo gal but now i'm so scared...


I spent three years in Lagos as young affluent man with full control of my movement. Unlike you who are restricted because of pending report you have to give to your boss, it will still amount to idiocy by saying that 90% of Lagos girls are prostitute and had loved to marry dark Yoruba girl but now I am scared. I do not have to remind you that number of hotels in Ikeja, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Benin City, Abuja and Kaduan is twice the number of hotels in Owerri.

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Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by RickyRoss1(m): 5:30pm On Oct 13, 2012
mawojuuche: i have lived in Owerri for d past one & half years, and due to d nature of my job as a brewery man, moving frm one hotel to another, I CAN CONFIDENTLY SAY 90% OF OWERRI GALS ARE PROSTIT.UTES... Its so disgusting... i love to marry a yellow ibo gal but now i'm so scared...

Most of the girls hustling in Owerri are NOT from Imo State. Today is Saturday, if you doubt me come to EXECUTIVE GARDEN HOTEL in Owerri, call like 10 different girls and ask them where they come from, you will be amazed most of them are not from Imo State. MOST OF THE IDIOTAS BLABBING HERE ARE EDUCATED ILLITERATES THATS WHY THEY RUSH TO CONCLUSIONS WITHOUT REASONING. FOR EXAMPLE, AN IMO STATE GIRL WILL BE NATURALLY ASHAMED TO DO ASHAWO WORK IN HER OWN STATE BC IT WILL BE EASY FOR HER FAMILY TO KNOW WHATS UP, RATHER SHE WOULD PREFER TO GO TO OTHER STATES.

Majority of the girls hustling in Owerri are from Yorobah and Edo, they come to Imo State pretending to be students, but their sole aim is to sell their body for money. There are plenty yahoo yahoo boys in Owerri that patronize these chicks, and many Igbo guys in Port Harcourt, Aba etc flood to Owerri every weekend to have fun.

The state governor must create tourist sites in Imo because as a family man i cant just be taking my children to hotels and pools all the time, we need gardens, parks etc, I hope the state governor is listening.

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Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Afanna1: 5:50pm On Oct 13, 2012
Ricky_Ross:

What a coward, most of the girls hustling in Owerri are not from Imo State. Today is Saturday, if you doubt me come to EXECUTIVE GARDEN HOTEL in Owerri, call like 10 different girls and ask them where they come from, you will be amazed most of them are not from Imo State. Majority of these girls are [b]from Yorobah[/b] and Edo

This is about Igbo and not about others..so face your state wahala and leave others out of it....
Make una fight una selves...and don't drag others in !

owerri girls are always the talk of other igbos!

from fellow igbo

.
King Godwin Okpara imo girls are nothing 2 write home abt.a gud friend of mine hav decided 2 settle 4 yoruba girl afta a lot of insicerity in d part of igbo babes he loved.

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D Chuks Prolific Okonkwo The worst in Igboland. Their girls are highly promiscious (from personal experience). They wand their waist for the cheapest naira.
Talk of high cost of marriage, a no go area.
What of the guys, love playing games and won't do anything for their girls.

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Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by RickyRoss1(m): 6:19pm On Oct 13, 2012
#Afanna:


This is about Igbo and not about others..so face your state wahala and leave others out of it....
Make una fight una selves...and don't drag others in !

owerri girls are always the talk of other igbos!

from fellow igbo

.
King Godwin Okpara imo girls are nothing 2 write home abt.a gud friend of mine hav decided 2 settle 4 yoruba girl afta a lot of insicerity in d part of igbo babes he loved.

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D Chuks Prolific Okonkwo The worst in Igboland. Their girls are highly promiscious (from personal experience). They wand their waist for the cheapest naira.
Talk of high cost of marriage, a no go area.
What of the guys, love playing games and won't do anything for their girls.

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Nobody is dragging anybody anywhere, my job is to wake sorry and dumb assesss. I dont know why most of you are dumb. Let me ask you, if you are from Enugu, will you be doing Ashawo in your own city? How can Owerri girl be hustling in her own town?
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by abouzaid: 6:55pm On Oct 13, 2012
Owerri is home to many highly populated high institutions of learning so that explains the level of prostitution there, any city in nigeria with even of such institutions experience prostitution talkless of when many are concentrated in city. The average owerri girl would be damn stupid to ply that trade in her own community. And yes most of the prostitutes in d east are not igbos. Just do a sample of them in onitsha.
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by WHISTLEBLOWER1: 7:09pm On Oct 13, 2012
Its an indisputable fact that Owerre/imo is the den of pro.sti.tutes in Nigeria. Not to spite any imolite in the house but just stating the obvious..

And to put the record straight 90-95% of these hustlers are from imo state..period

Rochas need to brace up to the challenges and quit talking..

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Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Nobody: 7:45pm On Oct 13, 2012
owerri, the happening place cheesy cheesy

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Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Nobody: 7:48pm On Oct 13, 2012
WHISTLE BLOWER: Its an indisputable fact that Owerre/imo is the den of pro.sti.tutes in Nigeria. Not to spite any imolite in the house but just stating the obvious..

And to put the record straight 90-95% of these hustlers are from imo state..period

Rochas need to brace up to the challenges and quit talking..

thank you jor..
as if i dnt hear them speaking ibo to themselves n having d looks.
go to IMSU and NEKEDE and tell me u wont go home wit as many ibo gals as u can afford. U MUST NT HANG AROUND HOTELS B4 U BCOM A PROSTIT.UTES
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Callotti: 7:58pm On Oct 13, 2012
That is why we have local champions and international league-rs. . . .
Some accept Biafran cowries. . .some accept European Euros. grin
Sisters of the IMO Nighthood. . .nothing do una abeg. . . .
Ashawo in Ghana. . .is also 'international' league!
Just head to EDO state for 'proper' training. wink
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by abouzaid: 8:15pm On Oct 13, 2012
Pls can somebody using a desktop search for and repost that thread about yoruba girls doing ashawo in europe.@mawojuuche, tell me any higher institution where u can't pick as many girls as u can afford in nigeria. Even here in d north, it's d same. Do a little search on british schools and u would be suprised at d level of prostitution among their students, also the american por.n industry recruit heavily from their college compuses.i'm not from imo but ur totally off the point on this one.
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by saintvc(m): 9:30pm On Oct 13, 2012
No wonda sam loko died in a hotel in oweri
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by cjrane: 9:34pm On Oct 13, 2012
WHISTLE BLOWER: THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TAKING PLACE IN SOME OTHER CITIES OF THE COUNTRY cOULD BE AS A RESULT OF ITS CITIZENS AND GOVERNMENT’s DIRECT ATTENTION TO THE PRODUCTION OF GOODS AND SERVICES THAT ENHANCE THE OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF THE ECONOMY OF STATE WHERE THEY ARE SITED. BUT IN OWERRI, CAPITAL OF IMO STATE, HOTEL DEVELOPMENT HAS TAKEN THE UPPER HAND, WRITES AMBY UNEZE

An average Igboman is noted for his knack for self reliance and industrious ability to be a self-made person. This effort has indeed assisted to liberate him from the bondage of ‘slave’ masters or ‘begging’ all the time in order to get what he wants. It was through the interest exhibited by him in industry and commerce that made the Premier of former Eastern Nigeria, Dr. Michael Okpara to establish several industries and farm settlements, such as the former Golden Guinea Breweries, Umuahia, Adapalm in Ohaji, Palm Plantation in Obehe, Aba, Rislon Palm in Rivers, Rubber plantation in Calabar, and the rest of them.


From the inception of the civilian regime in the old Imo State, the first civilian governor, Chief Sam Onunaka Mbakwe, of blessed memory did not waste any effort in industrialising the state. The monumental projects erected by Mbakwe span all the nooks and crannies of the old Imo State. Such industrial projects included the Avutu Modern Poultry at Obowo, Aluminum Extrusion Industry, Inyishi, Resin Paint Industry in Nguru Mbaise, Ezinachi Clay Industry, Mbano, Imo Concorde Hotel, Owerri, Independent Power Plant, Amaraku, Izombe and Ohafia now in Abia State, Owerri Ebeiri Paper Industry, Orlu, Standard Shoe Industry, Owerri and so many others that cannot be mentioned here. Unfortunately, almost all these monumental projects that created huge employment to people then are no longer in existence. The subsequent military regime and other administrations could not nurture or maintain them, while others were arbitrarily sold off to the detriment of the people of the state.

Tourism promotion
All those dreams of our heroes past are now a forgotten issue. However, since the advent of the third and fourth republics the quest for industrialisation had gone and this has been replaced by hotel development for possible promotion of tourism. The administration of Chief Achike Udenwa and Chief Ikedi Ohakim made significant effort to promote tourism in the state. Most of the hotels spotting all the nooks and crannies of Owerri, the Imo State capital were actually built during these administrations.
Ohakim had wanted the state to be a stop-over destination, being the Eastern Heartland. Owerri is regarded as the epi-centre of the former Eastern region. His vision was that Owerri could have played host to the visitors and investors that were to invest both in the state and in the neighbouring states of Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Rivers States. He had also felt that due to the incessant kidnapping incidents going on in those neighbouring states then, Owerri would have been the rallying point of the visitors and investors.
Within this period, such hotels with good services include: All-Seasons Hotel and Suites, Links Hotel, De Legend Hotel and Suites, Suncity Hotel, Owerri Hotel Plaza, Optimum Hotel, Disney Hotel and Suites, Summer Suites, Evatel Hotel, Hollywood Hotel, Rapour Hotels, City Global, Protea Hotel, Landmark Hotel and others.
Already names like Imo Concorde Hotel (which is the only five-star hotel built by Mbakwe remains the best of all), the Modotel initially owned by former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, has been sold to Chisco Transport and it is under rehabilitation, while Pinewood Hotel and Bestway Hotel are the old names in hotel business in Imo State and they are still waxing strong.

Government involvement
The present regime under Chief Rochas Okorocha has also continued from where his successors stopped by taking hotel project as his main cardinal agenda. According to him, the promotion of tourism is dependent on the hotel infrastructure available in the state. To this effect, the governor has not hidden his desire to erect a five star hotel in each of the three senatorial zones of the state. His plans to build a monumental hotel in Owerri, Prince and Princes hotels in Orlu and Okigwe respectively is an area he does not want to relent on. But the question now is having spent about 18 months in office, he has barely one year and two months to work and realise those projects, bearing in mind that one year to the next election year is normally used to prepare for the re-election and definitely not to work for the people. How could he raise the money needed to complete those projects?

Supposed benefits
The thinking of government has been that the hotel developments in the city of Owerri are beneficial to both people and government. They are of the belief that since hotel develops and promotes tourism, then the more the merrier. However, these hotels provide cheap employment to the youths but there is no job security. The owners of the hotels only hire and fire at will because they believe that since there is scarcity of job, so the cheap labour which is very much available had to be manipulated. The hotels no doubt have created a kind of safe haven for guests and visitors from the eyes of kidnappers. Visitors to the state now prefer to stay in the hotel instead of staying in their houses or friends home. The incessant cases of kidnapping in the state have created a lot of insecurity and hotels have been identified as a safe place to lodge when in Imo.

Bad influence
The presence of too many hotels in Owerri, some parents say, has created bad influence, especially among the youths, mostly the girls. There is no more decorum in the state now because everybody is now wise and these hotels host ladies of easy virtue. At night girls hang out in front of these hotels probably waiting for patrons. Not only that, the cost of land in Owerri has astronomically increased since land speculators are ready to offer any amount for the purposes of potential hotel developers.


A resident in Owerri, Chief Rufus Eke told THISDAY that with the rate hotels are being developed in Owerri, very soon there would be no space for people to build residential houses. He suggested that a law should be put in place to segment areas for development of commercial and residential buildings so that people could be able to acquire land at the designated area to build their residential houses.
One recalls with nostalgia the feelings of the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Benjamin Njemanze at the heat of the land dispute between the government and the indigenes of Owerri in one of the Town Hall meetings where he braced up, not minding any persecution resultant from his position in Government and told government that “Owerri people and Owerri land have enough Hotels” and therefore suggested that “Owerri will only welcome and accept meaningful industrial development”.

Government tariff
The present administration in the state has imposed a high tariff on hotels and entertainment industries in the state as a way of raising internally generated review by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The same tariff is also being demanded by the Ministry of Commerce. According to government sources, these entertainment industries need to pay extra tariff for investing in the state as a way of promoting tourism. But these tariffs are being kicked against by the operators of the sector because they have argued that government had not been able to provide conducive environment for them to operate.


Reacting to government directive, a proprietor of one of the hotels, who pleaded anonymity told THISDAY that they provide their own power, water even work on their roads, there is nothing government had done to enable them demand extra tariff from them. They however have been charging customers and guest extra fees to be able to meet government demand.


There have not been any indices to evaluate that the existence of many hotels in Owerri has brought the needed development in the state, other than the vices associated with hotel business. The general view of the people of Imo State is that enough is enough of hotel business, as they want promoters to divert into small scale industries and other areas that could create manageable employment to the youths.


http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/hotels-new-emerging-industry-in-imo-state/127583/

Your title is very sickening.The original article is about the growth of the hotel industry in Owerri , NOT COMMERCIAL SEX HAWKING as you mischievously added.
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by plendil: 12:04am On Oct 14, 2012
^^it was simply a deliberate and mischievous attempt by OP to attract attention.
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Callotti: 5:38am On Oct 14, 2012
Like the 'hotel' industry in Nigeria and all over the world is not synonymous with 'prosti-tu-tion'? grin
Who is deceiving WHAT?
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Ikengawo: 6:16am On Oct 14, 2012
maybe the hotel where your father met your mother, but the article is about lightening growth and development in imo fueled by the hotel industry and land purchasing.
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Callotti: 6:34am On Oct 14, 2012
At least the hotel my father and mother met were built by THE COLONIAL MASTERS. . . and led to holy matrimony and patrimony.
Not children sold into baby farm slavery all over Imo state from imprisoned ashawos giving birth to bastards for sale! kiss
Enlightening growth indeed! I am sure the ABIA r-apists had chains of hotels too for sale of ROHYPNAL.
Growth of ashawos, baby-farms and local se-x slavery.
A lot of infants will be sold in those hotels for sure.
Better countries are building nuclear plants for profitable energy consumption. . . these ones are investing in 'r-apin' facilities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Tufiakwa!

No electricity. . .no running water.
Welcome to the new 'Kidnappers' DEN of thieves and ra-pists'! kiss
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Nobody: 12:30pm On Oct 14, 2012
if i tell u i'm going to soddom n gomorrah den jst knw i'm going to Owerri
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by sniperwolf(m): 12:41pm On Oct 14, 2012
I've lived in Owerri for more than 2 years and still counting. I must say that the number of hotels in Imo state is alarming. The BIG question is that DO THEY GENERATE MONEY FOR THE STATE? YES! Tax is one of government's primary resources of generating revenue and this hotels are heavily taxed.
The only problem is that if you don't discipline your female child she will be servicing every hotel in the state.
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Flawlessdiva1(f): 2:01pm On Oct 14, 2012
WHISTLE BLOWER: No wonder any girl in imo state is likely to be a pr.o.st.i.tu.te..

No wonder it is suicidal to raise a family in owerre/imo..

No wonder criminality and kidnapping has taken the state hostage because there is no big economic input by the government and its people..

No wonder the state will continue to be a pauperized and beggarly state..

Okorocha should be serious for once..we didn't vote you to come and be building hotels with government money..

WRONG!! WRONG!!!
One of the reasons why Nigeria is still stagnant, yes your comment. Are you literate at all? Waste of space. God help this generation.
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by flow1759: 4:29pm On Oct 14, 2012
I schooled at imsu, mehn, i must confess dat state should b called d den of ash.awo. Go to a place called azu nepa and c 4 urself. Also d hotels in imo state are uncountable, dats y d cost of living there is high.
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Callotti: 4:36pm On Oct 14, 2012
Bolingo hotels limited!
AKA how much to touch ya b-rea-st for 2 minutes! grin
Oya make we prize am . . . .Good discount!
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by muktarl: 9:14am On Jan 24, 2013
Dede1:


I spent three years in Lagos as young affluent man with full control of my movement. Unlike you who are restricted because of pending report you have to give to your boss, it will still amount to idiocy by saying that 90% of Lagos girls are prostitute and had loved to marry dark Yoruba girl but now I am scared. I do not have to remind you that number of hotels in Ikeja, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Benin City, Abuja and Kaduan is twice the number of hotels in Owerri.


Maybe its in their nature grin grin grin grin
Re: Hotels/Commercial Sex hawking: New Emerging Industry In Imo State by Derando: 10:05pm On Jul 09, 2016
WHISTLEBLOWER1:
Its an indisputable fact that Owerre/imo is the den of pro.sti.tutes in Nigeria. Not to spite any imolite in the house but just stating the obvious..

And to put the record straight 90-95% of these hustlers are from imo state..period

Rochas need to brace up to the challenges and quit talking..
you dnt know what you are saying

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