June 15, 2009

London team visits Lander Brothers’ anchorage in Asaba

By Austin Ogwuda
ASABA—A team of Lander Brothers Expedition Society from London has visited Asaba, Delta state capital.

The team, led by Mr. Steve Dunstone, said they were in Nigeria to re-enact the Anglo-Nigeria relationship that existed in the days of the Lander Brothers as well as verify claims that would act as yardstick for award of excellence to three governors and some individuals in the country, including Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan.

Conducting the team round the museum house, and the boat used by the expedition team from United Kingdom during the 2000 year anniversary of Richard Lander, the General Manager of the state Tourism Board, Mrs. Nkem Ajufo, said the museum would not only preserve the boat and other historic objects “but also educate tourists on visit to the Anchorage in Asaba of the life and times of the Lander Brothers’ sojourn to the area”.

Dunstone, in his remark, described Delta State as tourism friendly, noting that “Delta is important in Nigeria and the state has high prospect of tourism opportunities if properly harnessed”.

While receiving a souvenir on behalf the governor, the state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Richard Mofe Damijo, thanked the team for their benevolence to the state.