In an effort to diversify its revenue and also to develop hospitality infrastructure across the state, the Enugu State government is set to restore Nike Lake Resort to its past glory.
The once-thriving resort was one of the best and most-visited hospitality outfits in the South East, after Presidential Hotel Enugu, which is shutdown for years now.
The proposed restoration is coming after the inauguration of a seven-member Board of Directors about four months ago by Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of Enugu State, who charged them to work with the management of the resort to restore its past glory.
Led by Ugochi Madueke, the newly inaugurated Board of Directors of Nike Lake Resort Hotel, Enugu, backed by the commitment of the government, has so far introduced far reaching reforms in the management of the hotel.
The restoration is in line with modern hospitality facilities and trends, to improve the resort and enable it to offer the best of relaxation, engagements and tourism activities in the South East of Nigeria.
The restoration is in phases and the phase one, which is ongoing 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wares, laying of floor tiles in place of the existing rugs, procurement of modern kitchen equipment to replace the outdated ones, installation of CCTV Camera, construction of a modern entrance gate for efficient service delivery and effective security operation.
Others include; remodeling of the entrance view with brick stones and mounting of designed chain-link fence, water reticulation system for adequate water supply, massive 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.
It would be recalled that during the inauguration, the governor described the hotel as “a flagship asset of the state, hence restoring it to its past glory is a worthy and profitable effort going by more employment and improved revenue it would generate afterwards.
According to Governor Ugwuanyi, his administration is committed and has invested a lot in the upgrade and improvement of infrastructure of the hotel, starting from the restoration of power management system, while turnaround maintenance of the hotel water facility and plumbing works are ongoing.