It has been reported that commercial s workers operating at Pedro Hotel in Azikiwe Street in Mile 2, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Thursday protested over plan by its manager to force them to attend a night vigil expected to hold Thursday July 27.
The manager reportedly stated that the night vigil was meant for the interest of the ladies and their business, stressing further that any lady who failed to attend the vigil will see the other side of him.
The hotel’s receptionist while speaking with The Nation, disclosed that nobody is in support of the plan to host night vigil in a brothel and the manager was approached by a pastor who now made him to believe that hosting night vigil with the ladies will increase God’s blessings and prosperity on the business. She said the ladies have made their intention clear that they are not going to attend the vigil, adding that the choice of worshiping God is in the hand of the individual which cannot be forced upon.
According to one of the s hawkers, who simply gave her name as Rose, they have talked to the manager that such plan cannot work because they are in the business which they cannot leave to attend night vigil. She said they are not against night vigil because sometimes some of them worship their God and also attend night vigil when it pleases them.
“The manager is just wasting his time, we are going to see what would happen tonight, we are here for business and not for some religious patronage. By tomorrow we are going to pay our rent because we pay him every Friday of the week,” she said.
“How do we cope to meet up with our rent? If we attend night vigil tonight is he going to allow us to stay in the rooms without payment. Another question I want to ask is that are we going to leave our customers at the room who have already paid for daybreak, so it is not going to happen.” She added.
Source: The Nation
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