Ondo state Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko submitted on Friday that the state will soon assume the status of the number one Tourism Corridor in the country with its existing Tourism facilities added to the International Event Centre, otherwise known as The Dome, in Akure, the state capital almost completed.
Governor Mimiko who paid an inspection visit to the Dome construction site along Igbatoro road in company with his deputy, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo and other members of the state executive said the project will soon be completed and open for use.
He expressed satisfac-tion at the level of the job so far done at the project site and its quality, assuring that the centre when completed would be a global event centre and number one event destination in Nigeria.
Governor Mimiko, expressed optimism that the event centre, which is located closely to the new Akure Shopping Mall would have positive effect on the socio-economic circumstance in the State.
According to him “the Shopping mall with Shoprite as the ancour tenant is just a stone throw from here and there is also a five-star hotel coming up in that premises.
“Down the road to Idanre, we have the world-class mountain resort and we have two major golf course within this axis. The Elizade golf course, Smoking Hills and the Atosin golf course, all along this corridor”.
He mentioned further that “what we are looking at is a tourism corridor like no other one in Nigeria and I have no doubt in my mind that this will have positive effect on the socio-economic circumstance in Ondo State” he submitted.
While conducting the Governor and his team round the project site, the technical director of the project, Mr Adam Chandy, said the centre was expected to be delivered soon as it has reached about 80% completion.