HOFA President, Onofiok Ekong
By Nkiruka Okoh
Stakeholders under the auspices of the Hotel Owners and Hotel Forum of Abuja (HOFA) Tuesday stated that the biometric registration of hotel workers conforms with the international trend and best practices in the industry and is in tandem with the transformation agenda of the Jonathan administration.
While applauding the scheme, the President of HOFA, Onofiok Ekong, in a statement urged the authorities of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) to remain undeterred by the activities of persons that seek to foil the initiative.
“We therefore reiterate our position that as hotel owners, we are behind the good initiative of the NTDC to embark on the biometric registration throughout the country.
Effiong further stated that the association had collectively resolved that the biometric registration scheme of hotel workers by the NTDC will enable the association curb and eventually stamp out rampant cases of fraud and criminal activities among hotel workers.
“We collectively resolve that the biometric registration of hotel workers for security and staff tracking purposes was not only urgently desirable but also imperative.”
It is believed that the resolve by HOFA will put an end to the clamour by other sections of hotel workers that the biometric registration scheme be rejected.