The administration of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has commenced a massive transformation of one of the finest and most outstanding hotels in the entire South East geo-political zone, the Nike Lake Resort Hotel, Enugu.
The newly inaugurated Board of Directors of Nike Lake Resort Hotel, Enugu, led by Dame (Barr.) Ugochi Madueke, through the intervention of the state government, had introduced far reaching reforms in the management of the hotel.
The board is currently upgrading and overhauling facilities in the hotel in consonance with modern trends, to enhance its leading roles as a tourist attraction and centre for relaxation.
DAILY POST reports that the ongoing interventions in the hotel include overhaul of the room furniture and sanitary wares, laying of floor tiles in place of the existing rugs, procurement of modern kitchen equipment to replace the outdated ones and installation of CCTV Camera.
Others include construction of a modern entrance gate for efficient service delivery and effective security operation, remodeling of the entrance view with brick stones and mounting of designed chain-link fence, water reticulation system for adequate water supply and assive renovation of the ‘Omenala’ Bar, adjacent to the lake view, with cultural crafts, et cetera, to depict the ambience the relaxation centre adores, among others.
Governor Ugwuanyi had four months ago, inaugurated the seven-member Board of Directors and tasked them to work with the management of the hotel to restore its past glory.
During the inauguration, the governor described the hotel as “a flagship asset of the Enugu State Government, with beautiful and serene ambience complemented by a natural perennial lake” adding that it “is like no other and its capability for offering the comfort of home away from home, is without doubt”.
He disclosed that his administration, in its concerted effort to improve the infrastructure of the hotel, has invested a lot of resources in the restoration of power management system “and is currently implementing turnaround maintenance of the hotel water facility and plumbing works to return the hotel to full functionality”.
Gov. Ugwuanyi pointed out that his administration plans to commence a comprehensive but gradual rehabilitation of other infrastructure of the hotel to return the great legacy to profitability.
He, therefore, charged members of the Board to rise to the occasion and fulfill the expectations of the state government and people of the state regarding the hotel.
Other members of the Board are Barr. Francis Nnamani, Chijioke Jude Ugwu, Chris Ezema, Engr. Okechukwu Michael Igbonekwu, Mrs. Uche Onwuzu and HRH Igwe (Engr.) Chukwudi Ejeh.