In its conscious efforts to further boost the Tourism Posture of the State, the State Governor, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade has commissioned an Ultra-modern Hospitality Industry, the KEVES Inn and Suites.
While cutting the tape to commission the complex located at No.2 Ikot Abasi Obori. The Governor Professor Ayade expressed happiness at the magnitude of the level of development saying that the 80 suites complex, with Hotel paraphernalia is a major boost to the hospitality industries.
Sen. Ayade who was represented by his Deputy Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu, commended the MD/CEO of KEVES Inn and Suites Ltd. for their outstanding contribution to both the aesthetics and tourism drive of the State.
He stated further that beside boosting the economy and creating jobs for our teeming youth, the industry will go a long way to add value to the green and serene environment for tourists, visitors and fun lovers in the State.
While commissioning the (5) five meter Street Road that leads to the complex, Governor Ayade noted that this outstanding contribution to the development of the State has earned the MD/CEO the citizenship of the State with associated full rights and privileges.
According to him, the construction of the road with concrete works and asphalting has constituted a challenge to government and has therefore decide to continue the road works up to Ikot Ishi market where the road terminates.
During the foundation stone laying ceremony, Governor Ayade declared that the establishment will be built up to completion and will serve the purpose for which is meant for.
In his remarks, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of KEVES Inn and Suites, High Chief Ikenna Okafor posited that the project is his contribution to the tourism status and overall development of the State and called for patronage and synergy in that direction.
High Chief Ikenna Okafor who is also a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria informed that the entertainment outfit is to serve for relaxation and entertainment for tourist and fun lovers in Calabar and its environs with services available in the areas of Restaurant, Hotel Accommodation, Shuttle Bus services, Boutique, Bar, Swimming Pool, Night clubs and Barbeque among others.
Highlight of the ceremony is the cutting of the tape to commission the road and the Hotel complex, foundation stone laying and inspection of facilities.