The Rivers State Government has announced that it will relinquish eight Catering Rest Houses belonging to the State Government across the state to interested investors.
The State Commissioner for Commerce, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Nwankpa said this in a chat with journalists yesterday. This was after the State Executive Council Meeting at Government House, Port Harcourt.
She noted that the decision was taken because the facilities were dilapidated and were now mere drain pipes, lacking proper management.
The commissioner noted that with such an initiative, the Rest Houses when adequately managed will boost the revenue of the state and generate employment for the teeming youths.
She noted that the bid for the Catering Rest Houses will be advertised in selected National and Local Newspapers so interested parties can apply.
These Rest Houses includes those at Ahoada, Elele, Okehi, Degema, Omoku, Isiokpo, Bori and Eleme Local Government Areas of the state.