Udeme Ufot heads board of Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort
A seven- member board to oversee the affairs of Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort has been inaugurated with Udeme Ufot, chairman.
Inaugurating the board on behalf of Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom State on December 31, 2020 at Government House Uyo, Emmanuel Ekuwem, secretary to the State Government, charged members of the board to ensure that the hotel meets the aspirations of the government and people of Akwa Ibom State in terms of optimal performance and revenue generation. He stressed the need for the board to work in synergy with the management for optimal productivity of the hotel. He also urged the board members not to attempt to usurp the functions of the management.
Ekuwem expressed confidence that members of the board would bring their wealth of experience to bear in discharging their duties by providing effective guidance and leadership to management towards ensuring quality services that will attract patronage and generate revenue for the state.
“There could be no better choice of chairman for the hotel than Udeme Ufot, who is a distinguished professional and businessman, recognized nationally and internationally as a marketing communications professional of repute. He brings to the assignment a triple value of passion for the hotel, understanding of the industry and professional marketing savvy. He would also be the perfect bridge between the hotel management and the state government. The Governor therefore expects the very best from him,” the SSG stated.
It would be recalled that Icon Hotels and Resorts Nigeria, the Nigerian subsidiary of Icon Hotel Group Africa (IHGA), a pan-african hospitality giant, was recently appointed to turn around the fortunes of the hotel.