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Abia To boost Entertainment, Tourism

Posted: Sep 29, 2015 at 5:56 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Emeka Okafor, Aba.
The Abia State government has taken measures to make the state
entertainment and tourism destination with a planned revival of the
sector as part of the transformation programme of Governor Okezie
The measures include world class organization of entertainment and
cultural events, revival of the culture of the people and talent hunt
for abundant potentials in the state to boost tourism and internally
generated revenue.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Entertainment and
Protocol, Mr. Uchenna Ebochuo, who unfolded the plan in Aba yesterday
said, “We want to make sure that everything that has to do with
entertainment is properly handled like in Abuja and Lagos.”
He further declared that part of the measure is that Abia state
government will pay special attention to the revival of the tourism
sites in the state including Long Juju of Arochukwu, Azumini Blue
River as well as Ugwu Abia cultural festival.
According to him, the aim is to make the state a tourist destination,
generate revenue for the state and expose the potentials to
international events.
Ebochuo also said that the state government would soon convene a
stakeholders conference for an interface between the captains of the
industry, the state government and young talents to be discovered in
the state and groomed for the industry.
The conference, he explained, will also expose the entertainment and
tourism potentials in the state for investors to take advantage of,
saying that the talents that would be discovered will be part of the
measures to create employment for the youth.
The Senior Special Assistant lamented that facilities like the
International Conference Center in the State was not being put to good
use because there are no events that will use them, saying that it
will be put to proper use soon.
He said Abia State was rich in entertainment, tourism and culture
which must be harnessed for the good of the state.