It was a gathering of top Nigerians and members of the international diplomatic communities when Marriott Hotels was formally declared open penultimate week. Top on the list of those who came to felicitate and celebrate the epochal event were the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who was physically represented by the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Other dignitaries that were present were former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Lagos State Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Jigawa State Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, former Ogun State governor Ibikunle Amosun and his wife Olufunsho. The magnificent Ooni of Ife His Imperial Majesty Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi the Ooni of Ife led other traditional rulers which include His Royal Majesty Oba Saheed Elegushi of Ikate Land and his delectable wife Olori Sekinat, His Royal Majesty Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi the Oluwo of Iwoland, the Alara of Ilara Kingdom Oba Folarin Ogunsanwo and the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, His Royal Majesty Oba Alao.
The grand opening of Marriott Hotel is indeed a remarkable event due to the classical level it was organised. As a matter of fact, the event was a pointer to the fact that Marriot Hotel is out to compete favourably with other 5-star hotels all over the world. The brain behind this scintillating hotel, Dr. Taiwo Olayinka an MON is a man with very tall dreams who is committed towards solving the problem of unemployment in the country and world all over.
L-R: Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, Governor of Jigawa State; Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife; Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor, Lagos State; Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria; Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture of Nigeria; Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, former President of Nigeria; Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group and his wife, Mrs. Afolasade Afolabi, during the official commissioning of the Lagos Marriott Hotel, Ikeja yesterday.