Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere has described Imo State as the emerging home of tourism in Nigeria.”
Prince Madumere made this revelation yesterday while speaking to newsmen in Calabar during 2016 “#MyCalabar Carnival.”
Prince Madumere who hailed Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State for hosting the world in a well packaged carnival that is of international standard said he was in Calabar on behalf of Governor Okorocha in solidarity to the Government and people of Cross River as they celebrate their cultural festivities and carnival.
He also said that he was in Calabar with some of the government functionaries of Imo State to learn from the State the secret of their success story.
His words in parts; ” I am in Calabar to represent my leader, the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha in solidarity to the Government and good people of Cross River State. Cross River is our sister State. We have always maintained friendly relationship and have also cooperated both socially and economically. We have consistently hosted three editions of Imo Carnival, which is growing rapidly. The last edition was competitive and exciting to our people and the visitors of the State. My Governor has shown the will to develop an integrated tourism package for Imo State that will not only engender development but will create a sought-after destination for tourists. It is on this background that we have come to learn because Imo State is ripe for a bumper harvest in the area of tourism. We have great potentials with our positive culture, great entertainment industry, unique cuisine people seek to taste and great hospitality outfits mostly owned by private investors.”
Speaking further, he commended the the intellectual input in Calabar Carnival and stated that Imo State will be a huge success with her flourishing educational system especially the researchers in the institutions of higher learning.
He therefore Commended Governor Okorocha for his vision and effort in infrastructural development, security of life and property, evolving a new capital city through “urban renewal” project with other consistent strategies for economic development while calling for the support of the good people of Imo State.