By Mumini AbdulKareem
The Kwara House of Assembly on Wednesday summoned the Group Managing Director of Harmony Holdings, Mr Tope Daramola, the Chief Executive Officer, Kwara Hotels, Mrs Funmi AbdulKadir and some Hoteliers in Ilorin over allegation that they run strippers club within their premises.
The summon was sequel to a motion under Matter of Public Importance raised by the House Leader, Hon Hassan Oyeleke that a number of hotels in the state capital run strippers clubs, contrary to the moral values of the people of the state
Others involved are Princess Luxury Hotel, and Bubbles Club, all located in Ilorin.
Oyeleke said that no religion or civilization supports nudity in any society, hence, a state like Kwara, which is known as a religious state, should not allow the existence of strippers clubs.
He noted that there is now alarming rate of strip dancing by young girls and ladies in Kwara Hotels and other hositality outfits in some parts of Ilorin.
He stressed need for the House to curtail the act in order to protect the image of lorin as recognised Islamic city.
Other members who contributed to the motion said the future was bleak with the recent happenings in the society, pointing out that there was the need to regulate the activities of the hotels in the state so that the menace could be nipped in the bud.
They condemned the act of nude dances by young girls which they said can deprave societal morals.
While quoting some portions of the Glorious Qur’an, some members called on the religious leaders and other opinion moulders to rise up to the challenge by condemning the act.
The Deputy Speaker, Mathew Okedare (Jebba) who presided over Wednesday’s plenary while reading the resolution of the House in the matter directed the Group Managing Director of the Kwara Harmony Holdings Mr Tope Daramola and the Chief Executive Officer of the Kwara Hotels, Mrs Funmi Abdulkadir to appear before it.
Also during Wednesday’s plenary, the House summoned the state Commissioner for Environment and Forestry, Otumba Taiwo Joseph over non compliance with the state Environmental Law by some residents of the state.
The summon followed adoption of a motion titled Protecting Our Trees to Avoid Environmental Degradation in Kwara.
The motion which was moved by Felicia Owolabi enjoyed the support of Hon Ahmed Muhammed and Hon Rafiu Ibrahim, among others who contributed to the debate.
The Deputy Speaker while reading the resolution of the House directed the commissioner to appear before the House Committee on Health and Environment in two weeks for explanation on violation of Environmental Law