Ibom ICON Hotel workers give commendation to Management
….as stakeholders call for forensic audit of the hotel
By Our Reporter
Workers of Ibom ICON Hotel and Golf Resort in Akwa Ibom State have expressed satisfaction and commendation to the management of the hotel for raising the standard of the hotel to an enviable height.
They asserted that the team of qualified and tested managers of the hotel have exhibited a high level of managerial qualities, describing them as the best managers in the history of the hotel.
Speaking with our reporter in the hotel recently, the staff who pleaded that their names should not be in print said they were happy with the management for providing a good working environment for them.
They disclosed that the management has paid adequate attention to staff welfare.
According to them, ” since the new management took over in October 2020, our salaries and other entitlements have been promptly paid to us”.
” We have also been paid our salary arrears which was owed by the immediate outgone management”.
The staff further expressed appreciation to the management for introducing staff monthly recognition award of 50,000.00 – 100, 000.00 Naira as well as training of no fewer than seven staff which according to them has served as a moral booster to their productivity.
They continued, ” we have people within and outside the state even beyond that come to stay here or have their programmes, the hotel now makes money, unlike before, no money came out from the management”.
” We can authoritatively say that Ibom ICON Hotel and Golf Resort through the prudent new management of the revenue generated, it has been able to clear all accumulated taxes owed by the previous regime, including payment of up to date taxes to government”.
They used the medium to call on members of the public to continue to patronise Ibom ICON Hotel, promising that will not accept distraction or blackmail from enemies of progress.
Similarly, some stakeholders including indigenes of the host communities have also given kudos to the management of Ibom ICON Hotel and Golf Resort for the services rendered so far, charging the management to maintain the tempo so that it will attract more customers to the hotel.
A community leader, Chief Eno T. Ubom who believes that the economy of the community has improved in recent time because of the influx of costumers, appealed to the State Government to carry out forensic audit of the hotel from 2018-2019 to determine If the hotel assets are still intact.
“We need forensic audit of the resources of the hotel in 2018 – 2019, some of them, especially, top management personnel went home with the hotel money and properties”.
A youth leader in the community who gave his name as Ifiok on his contribution demanded for investigation of the immediate past management, saying that a lot of illicit practices would be unravel if investigated.
He commended the management of the hotel for the successes recorded so far and promised to give them the necessary support to do more.