"Trust in Nigeria's Future"

"Trust in Nigeria's Future"

Tuesday 25 June 2013


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).

Located beside 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.

The Governor 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 now.

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.

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