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Oriental Hotel breaks silence after attack on facilities

The management of Oriental Hotel in Lagos have reacted to an attack on its facilities BY suspected hoodlums who believed the hotel is owned by former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu.

According to a statement released by the Lawrence Tung, the hotel is not owned or managed by Tinubu.  The statement added that the hotel is part of the companies owned by Western Metal Products Company (WEMPCO) Group.

Mr.Tung added that “Like other responsible businesses operating in Nigeria, Lagos Oriental Hotel is hopeful that closure will be brought to cases of injustice and police brutality identified by protesters across the country.

“It is, however, important to protect our businesses from unwarranted attacks by individuals who are not aware of the facts around our existence”, he said.

“We have never had snipers anywhere on our properties. What we have on our hotel roof are AC vents, that is all. Those were the pictures being circulated as snipers.” said Mr. Tung.

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“Lagos Oriental Hotel is owned by the WEMPCO Group with 99% shareholding. The WEMPCO Group of Companies was founded by businessman and entrepreneur Mr. K.F. Tung over fifty (50) years ago. Mr. K.F. Tung himself passed on in 2019, but his family continues to own and manage the business.

“The hotel is a flagship in the Nigerian hospitality business but is not a flagship of the WEMPCO Group. It is an investment made by the Group in 2008, but not part of their core manufacturing business.

“The company also noted that as a firm believer in the future of Nigeria and its youth, WEMPCO Group provides jobs for over 25,000 young Nigerians, affording them the opportunity to earn a living and gain useful experience,” the statement reads.

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