By Tony Edike
Enugu – Enugu State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Chuks Ugwoke, saysÂ plans have been concluded to ensure a remarkable and spectacular Centenary celebration of the state scheduled to hold in Enugu later in the year.
Ugwoke said the event along with other global events to be hosted by the state have been lined up because of the strategic position of tourism in the state.
Ugwoke, who was part of the high-powered delegation of State Tourism Commissioners and General Managers of State Tourism Boards, which recently visited South Africa on a three-day familiarization tour of the countryâ€™s major tourist sites as well as South African Tourism (SAT)â€™s mode of operations, under the auspices of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), said tourism remains a priority item in the state, hence its inclusion in the 4-point agenda of Governor Chime Sullivanâ€™ s administration.
â€œFor us in Enugu state, tourism is a priority item, and that is why it is a major plank of the 4-point agenda of the Sullivan Chimeâ€™s administration. And to demonstrate this commitment, we are taking remarkable steps to take the culture and tourism sector to the next level,â€ he said.
According to the Commissioner, activities already lined upÂ for the centenary celebration later in the year, have positioned the state as major tourist destination in the country and as one that values the culture and tourism sub-sector.