The newly appointed Acting Managing Director of the “Imo Concorde Hotels” Owerri,Hon.Sir.Raphael Jude Udeh,in Owerri, last weekend, has expressively unveiled his blueprints and readiness towards the growth,development and upliftment of the Hotel under his watch,even as he thanked the Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, for giving him the opportunity to serve in the state in his project Rebuild Mission Govt.
The Hotel Acting Managing Director, Hon.Udeh,in a swift media chat with some cross section of Journalists,decried and lamented in tears over what he described as high level of wickedness and ineffective concerning the alleged mismanagement of the Hotel by the immediate past Imo State govt.under Chief Rochas Okorocha,and the inability of those in charge of the hotel for the past 8 years.
“We met Imo Concorde Hotels and its management in crisis. The Hotel was runnied, reaped and messed up by Rochas’ govt. Nobody from the hotel handed me over any thing good,not even a single document,nor common paper. We came in and saw darkness everywhere. The generator sets are not in good conditions,very bad generators where left behind by the immediate past management of the Hotel”, Udeh submitted.
He however said,” I know, with my capacity, experiences and contacts in hospitality industries for over 27 years, even with my wealth of knowledge and will-power from places I have worked, mostly from the Transcop Hotels,Local and International, I can turn things positively around for the state”.
“On my assumption in office,few days ago,I have pulled out the Hotel from its crisis. From gross mismanagement. The Hotel was seen from its lowest level, including its management”, the MD revealed.
He therefore assured the people of Imo State,especially customers of the best service delivery and efficiency in the management of the Hotel,even as he called for more patronage.
He promised to generate more financial income to the state,but called on the Governor to support him to run the Hotel effectively.
Meanwhile, the MD earlier in a press interview expressively accused the immediate past General Manager ( Managing Director) of Imo Concorde Hotel, Chief Kingsley Onyegbule,of messing up the Hotel to the lowest standard and its management.
Hon.Udeh,therefore insisted that Onyegbule,mismanaged the Hotel and crippled all the generator sets in Hotel.
“Out of 219 rooms in the hotel, only 67 rooms are in order and in good shape. Faulty generators are littered. They power supply generators in Concorde were compromised and they all collapsed”, Udeh alleged.
In his reaction on phone,Chief Kingsley Onyegbule, boasted that he remains a co-owner of the hotel, and as such he can not compromised his own property.