Enugu State says it has built a state-of-the-art 600-seater banquet hall for hosting sensitive and reserved state, regional, national and international events.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mr Louis Amoke in Enugu said the hall is in advancement of Enugu state’s status and leading role as the historic capital of the South-East geo-political zone of Nigeria.
It said that the banquet hall was situated within the premises of the remodeled Old Government Lodge, GRA, Enugu.
“The banquet hall, which is one of the signature projects of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration, has basement offices, meeting rooms, retaining walls, large parking lots, among other.
“Besides, his administration, within the premises, also constructed 10 units of executive guest houses, 24 units of guest flats with a dining hall,” the statement reads.
It said the essence of structure was to save cost of governance in respect of security and hotel accommodation bills as well as create a conducive atmosphere for decision making and other official engagements.
“In furtherance of the above noble vision, Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration equally constructed a similar befitting conference centre at Ede-Oballa, Nsukka,” It added.
The statement said the one in Ede-Oballa comprised multiple halls, other indoor activity hubs and recreation facilities such as adult and children swimming pools and a lawn tennis court.
It added that the hall was built for cohesion and proper coordination of state government activities at the zonal level. (NAN)