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Adventurous Spirit: Eganyi Explorers Embark on a Memorable Day of Exploration



By Suleiman Abdulmumin

Eganyi Explorers, a group of enthusiastic youth hailing from Ajaokuta Local Government Area in Kogi State, conceived the idea of exploring local tourist sites three years ago. Their inaugural year involved a hike to the picturesque Iruvusechi mountain, followed by an exploration of the abandoned airstrip at Upanko in the second year. This year, their journey led them to Inida Ogiri, all within Ajaokuta LGA.

The primary objective behind this initiative is to foster unity among the youth of Ajaokuta, transcending religious and regional differences within the local community. The invitation is extended to youth from various Local Governments, emphasizing inclusivity. We’re excited to recount the remarkable moments that marked this event as a resounding success.

Reflecting on the indelible memories created, we express gratitude for the shared laughter, engaging games, captivating dances, the introduction of Ebira delicacies, and the enchanting musical performances that infused the day with sheer magic. Each photograph encapsulates a moment of joy and adventure destined to linger in our hearts.

Our heartfelt thanks extend to all who contributed to the realization of this event—the participants, organizers, volunteers, and our wonderful community. Your enthusiasm, support, and active involvement transformed this day into an extraordinary experience that will be cherished indefinitely.

We acknowledge the Almighty for blessing us with a day brimming with happiness, unity, and unforgettable moments. It is your support that elevated this event to a grand success!

Relive the enchantment through these captured moments and partake in the joy that defined Eganyi Explorers 2024! Anticipate more adventures and discoveries on the horizon.

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Cross River govt signs over N2bn deal on entertainment centre



The Government of Cross River State, through one of its agencies, the Cross River State Tourism Bureau, signed an expandable N2 billion deal on Friday with a development partner, Blake Excellency Resort Limited, for the establishment of a one-stop entertainment centre.

The Managing Director of the Cross River State Tourism Bureau, Prince Ojoi Ekpenyong, revealed that the entertainment centre would be located in the Tortulga Island area of the Marina Resort, which has remained deserted for the past two decades.

He described the investment as an additional benefit because it would take people off the streets while providing more than 200 job opportunities for the state’s people.

He stressed that the state’s revenue would increase.

Ojoi maintained that the state is ready to open up to business and is willing to cooperate with any investor who can create job opportunities and significantly develop the state’s economy.On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of Blake Excellency Resort Limited, Mr. Uzochukwu Akunedozi, said the entertainment center would accommodate kids, youths, and senior citizens.

He noted that the facilities expected in the entertainment center include a dining restaurant, lounge, a pool, boat cruise, water slides, gaming center for kids, and a floater that can accommodate 50 to 60 people who wish to celebrate their birthdays or any events on top of the water, among other features.

“Blake Resort is meant for entertainment; it has hosted people from across the globe, and the testimonies are there to verify. We are here to add value to what has been done in Cross River State. I’m excited because I feel privileged to be part of what the Cross River State government is doing, which is tourism, and without an iota of doubt, Cross River State is the number one tourist destination in West Africa.

“I’m in a hurry to deliver, and I’m in a hurry to do more than I have said. Our duty is to exceed your expectations. We are looking at between now and October; we should be hitting the ground running”, he added.

Witnessing the signing, the Special Adviser to the Governor on general duties, Barrister Ekpenyong Akiba, expressed satisfaction with the partnership deal and assured that the state government would continue to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state

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