26th September, 2022
Governor Hope Uzodimma has prevented the proposed strike by the Imo Hoteliers Association.
The strike was scheduled to commence on Tuesday but the Chairman of the association, Mr. Chima Chukwunyere announced in Owerri that the strike has been suspended.
Chukwunyere said that the proposed strike was suspended after due consultations with Gov. Uzodimma.
According to him, Uzodimma promised to personally intervene to solve all the outstanding issues raised by the association.
“The governor condemned the actions of sealing and looting of the hotels illegally and directed that no ministry should use consultants in revenue collection.
” He promised to convene a meeting of the executives of the Imo Internal Revenue Service and those of the Nigeria Hotel Association, Imo chapter, to harmonize the demand notice issued to the hoteliers.“
Chukwunyere said that the governor also advised members to pay taxes to enable the Imo government to function and serve the state better.
The association on Sept. 10 threatened to embark on strike over alleged multiple taxations, illegal sealing of hotels, and unprofessional conduct of revenue collectors.