Sunday, April 29, 2018

Government To Convert Iwene Tansi's Tomb To Tourism Site

At the Palace of His Majesty Eze Eri 34th at Obu-Gad in Enugwu Aguleri.

The Commissioner for Indigenous Art Works, Daspora Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Sally Mbanefo says efforts are in top gear to convert the Blessed Father Cyprian Iwene Tansi's tomb to a religious tourism site.

The Commissioner, who maintained that Anambra State is endowed with numerous tourism potential, disclosed this during her maiden visit to Obu Gad at Enugwu-Aguleri, in Anambra East Local Government Area.

Obu Gad is the site believed to be the settling place of Eri, the ancestor of Ndi Igbo which is already an acclaimed international tourism site which had in the recent past attracted tourists from across the world.

The Commissioner who was accompanied by some Senior Staff of the Ministry also visited the Aguve Tree popularly called the Miracle or Trinity Tree, just few meters away from Obu Gad.

Speaking on her arrival at the palace of the ruler of Enugwu-Aguleri, Eze Chukwuemeka Eri, Mrs Mbanefo said she is coming with her wealth of experience to bolster the tourism potential of the State.

Hon Commissioner Mbanefo held that tourism is a major income earner in most countries adding that the State will put measures in place to make tourism its major revenue earner.

Responding, the traditional ruler of Enugwu Aguleri, Eze Eri who led the visitors to the different sites, congratulated the new Commissioner on her appointment and expressed confidence that she will deliver on her mandate.
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