Tourism in Anambra State is set to blossom with the start of work at
Agulu Lake Hotel Resort. Commenting on this, when he visited the site
where clearing and other preliminary work had started, Governor Peter
Obi said that the project was in line with the policy of the State
Government to develop all sectors simultaneously encapsulated in Anambra
State Integrated Development Strategy (ANIDS).
the serene Agulu Lake, the biggest lake in Anambra State, Obi said that
the resort would be of benefit to the State especially as it is located
within the Anambra State capital territory. “You know I am a corporate
man, many corporations approach me on daily bases to hold their AGM in
Awka but lack of facilities is one of major constraint. With the Agulu
Lake Hotel Resort, the capital territory will not only boast of an
internationally standard hotel but will also have a hotel located in one
of the best areas for such purpose”, Obi said.
who promised that his government will deliver the project completed,
said it was one of the projects he will be personally supervising
routinely because of its strategic importance and huge economic and
employment potentials for the State. He recalled that the resort was
first conceived in the early 1970s in the old eastern region together
with the Oguta and Nike Lake Resort and regretted that while Oguta and
Nike had been achieved, Agulu Lake Resort remained a still-birth until
When completed, the resort will boast of modern
facilities including an International Conference Centre. It is being
constructed by a Chinese company.
Speaking to the press, the
Commissioner for Works, Arch. Calistus Ilozumba said that the project
was one project the Exco approved and emphasized the urgency and need
for the project to be completed as soon as possible for its tremendous
benefit to the State.
Speaking on how dear the project is to
the State, he said the Governor has directed all relevant Ministries
especially Housing and Works to pay particular attention to the project.