It noted that the decision was taken following the rising cases of cultism in the state which investigation had revealed that hotel owners and the proprietors of entertainment centres give out their premises to cultists to operate or use as a base.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong announced this on Thursday in a statement issued to journalists in Uyo, the state capital.
He added that the Ministry of Culture and Tourism as well as security agencies have set up monitoring teams to ensure that the directive is enforced to the later.
The commissioner therefore urged members of the public, hotel owners as well as proprietors of entertainment centres to be guided accordingly.
The statement read thus, “The State Government will shut down hotels and other entertainment centers linked with cult and criminal activities.
“This decision is informed by credible intelligence that hotel owners and proprietors of entertainment centres have given their premises to cult groups and other criminal gangs to use as their base.
“The Ministry of Culture and Tourism and security agencies have set up a monitoring team to enforce this order.
“The public, especially proprietors of hotels and places of entertainment should take note and act accordingly.”