|Journalists and tour operators with Dr Osuji of Marathana Hotel Owerri
By Godfrey Igboin
As we clamour for the harnessing of tourism potentials that are sitting untapped, there’s great need to have these potentials spotlighted in other to have them be in the know of virtually as many as possible. Recognising this thought, dynamic tourism-enthusiast, LoLo Ngozi Ngoka,Vice-President ,Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN) invited journalists and tour operators from Lagos to explore the tourism jewel of the south-east of Nigeria and they were more than marveled by the existence of tourists attractions, and the experience of how hospitable and safe the south-east is, TravelogueTv can report.
The south east has so many tourist sites that makes the region o treasure trove─owing to the existence of the Ogbunike cave which is a century tourist site and a natural wonder for money spinner, the Museum of National Unity in Enugu where you see the Igbo lifestyle in history, It is amazing! and Ezeagu waterfalls ㅡ clean crystal natural water blended with green vegetation. All these makes the east a treasure trove.
It took no time to find the south-east a tourism-friendly destination, Safe and full of life. Night adventure at Owerri which is the melting port to all the southern east is a wonder of awesomeness.
All through the tour from Enugu, to Owerri, then to Anambra, finally to Abia State without security patrol with us, it tells you that South East is safe and open for tourism investors.The Igbo people are friendly and hospitable.
Dr Osuji,Chairman Marathana Hotel told TravelogueTv that of all the languages, warri dialet is the most romantic and poetic dialet .
It was the first of Ngoka’s activation as the vice president south-east FTAN and she’s absolutely with traditional rulers as well as notable people’s great deal of support. It was a welcoming development, knowing that the only way to promote their destination is when they tap into the tourism potentials in each community for sustainable growth, thereby generating more revenue and create more jobs for their people.
|Vice President Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria LoLo Ngozi Ngoka and Omolola Itayemi President Association of Travel & Tourism Writers of Nigeria
TravelogueTv gathered that Owerri has the highest number of hotels in the entire south-east, totalled over 200 hotels, on every street of Owerri you will gladly find a hotel to say the least ㅡit is the home of hospitality industry in Nigeria.
Exploring the highlights of south-east, brought to mind the feeling of wanting the whole world to visit south-east nigeria and see the famous Ogbunike Century Cave ㅡThis historical cave is full of stories waiting for others to experience. If you want to inscribe your name on the sound of time, all you need do is, explore the Ogbunike Cave.
Before now, many people in Nigeria do not know that Abia remains the safest state in the south east. The Honourable Commissioner for Information confirmed this to a group of Journalists during the fam-trip visit to south-east Nigeria. Hon. John Okiyi Kanu, Commissioner for Information who also was the first tour guide said that the Aruchukwu*** Long Juju which lies with mirror is still untapped. The National war museum which is a national monument was also explored. It is rich, educative, full of history for those who want to know how the Biafra and Nigeria war started.
This Exploration brought journalists and tour operators to the know of how blessed the south-east is, with so many historical stories, but only waiting to be tapped to generate great deal of money for both locals and the government at large.
Evidently From Enugu, Imo, Anambra, and Abia…The south-east Nigeria offers a treasure trove of discovery, if tapped would yield a great deal of development to the region and its people.