Discover Delta to Position Delta State As Global Tourism Hub

Image

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Steps are being taken by a leading amusement park and resort in Nigeria, Omu Resort, to ensure Delta State become the latest global tourism hub.

The company has come up with a multifaceted initiative known as Discover Delta to attract tourists across the world to the oil-rich state and earn scarce foreign exchange (FX) for the country.

It intends to achieve this goal and redefine the tourism landscape in Delta State through the Leisure Park and Film Village Asaba.

A statement from the firm said in September 2023; it would launch the Discover Delta initiative, which encompasses a series of enchanting tourism-focused events, projects, and agendas.

“The concept, Discover Delta, is a platform that will propel Delta State into the global spotlight, presenting the world with a captivating blend of the state’s culture, heritage, and diverse attractions,” a representative of Leisure Park and Film Village Asaba, Mr Joseph Umukoro, said.

He noted that at the heart of Discover Delta lies a palpable passion to nurture a deep appreciation for Delta State’s cultural heritage and breathtaking attractions that will position it as a global tourism hub.

According to him, Discover Delta will first be unveiled with two remarkable endeavours that embody the organisation’s commitment to elevating tourism experiences in Delta State while others follow.

“The Discover Delta initiative involves a whole lot, including the celebration of the rich heritage of Delta State from the history of the first Olu of Warri till date, a talent hunt that encompasses comedy, the movie and music industry, among others.

“However, we are starting with the unveiling of a coffee book and a 45-minute documentary. The coffee book is a 200-page literary masterpiece that invites readers on a thrilling pictorial journey into the realms of tourism, culture, and cuisines of Delta State.

“It is an exquisitely crafted volume that beckons global tourists to step into a world of colours, flavours, and narratives that weave the essence of Delta State.

“The coffee book invites readers on an immersive journey through the vibrant stories, the traditions, and the awe-inspiring landscapes that define Delta State.

“On its part, the 45-minute documentary, a visual narrative that captures the essence of Delta State’s uniqueness via storytelling and breathtaking visuals, complements the literary endeavour.

“The documentary unveils the magic of Delta State’s treasures, shedding light on the hidden gems, the cultural vibrancy, and the awe-inspiring natural wonders that await discovery,” Mr Umukoro said.

Furthermore, he said that as a son of the soil, he is very excited as the company prepares for the official launch of the Discover Delta campaign in September 2023.

“Culminating from meticulous planning, creative ingenuity, and a shared passion for Delta State’s rich culture, this campaign sets the stage for a transformative chapter in our tourism journey.

“The “Discover Delta” slogan encapsulates our shared mission—to unite, promote, and celebrate the captivating allure of tourism in Delta State.

“With unbridled enthusiasm, we invite all to rally under this banner and embrace the remarkable journey that “Discover Delta” promises. Together, let’s celebrate the beauty of our home and set forth a legacy that future generations will cherish,” he concluded.

Leisure Park and Film Village Asaba is a one-of-a-kind theme park located on Anwai Road, Asaba, Delta State.

It boasts exciting facilities, including one of the largest man-made lakes housing a wave pool, kayaking, waterslides, swimming pool, and others.

The zoo section has over 70 rarely-seen, eye-catching animals from over 50 species in secure enclosures, all in a serene and comfortable environment that guarantees fun-seekers a good time.

Share
Related Stories
Image
24-August-2023

From Desert To Paradise, Ras Al Khaimah Has Become The New Dubai

Travelers, having experienced the high standards set by Dubai, are on the lookout for new Middle Eastern destinations that bring together both business and leisure. Ras Al Khaimah emerges as a rapidly growing Emirate, presenting itself as an attractive, cost-effective alternative to Dubai. Located just 45 minutes away from Dubai’s International Airport, Ras Al Khaimah boasts luxury shopping centers, breathtaking sceneries, and historical sites, catering to diverse traveler preferences. Let’s delve into the factors fueling Ras Al Khaimah’s metamorphosis and the rising prominence of its tourism. The Tourism Development Authority In 2011, the Ras Al Khaimah government founded the Ras

Image
15-August-2023

The Dangers of Long-distance Travel

Travelling far distances by car, bus, plane, or train is not always fun. Did you know it can even have a harmful impact on your health, too? Long-distance travel, especially by car, taxi, or bus, can increase the risk of blood clot formation, a condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In many instances, people sit still in cramped and confined conditions for hours when they’re travelling a far way. But warns Dr Helen Okoye, a medical expert and spokesperson for the World Thrombosis Day (WTD) campaign, prolonged periods of inactivity can be dangerous. “When our bodies are in a

Image
10-October-2023

FG to Meet CBN for Forex Allocation to Airline Operators

By Adedapo Adesanya The federal government, through the Ministry of Aviation, has assured airline operators that it would liaise with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the allocation of foreign exchange (forex) to them at a single-digit interest rate as low as 1.5 per cent. However, the central government said it would soon begin to compel domestic airlines to compensate passengers for incessant delays and cancellations of flights. The Minister of Aviation, Mr Festus Keyamo, while speaking on flight disruption challenges during a meeting with the officials of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) in Abuja, said efforts would be

More Stories
Image
09-December-2022

Naira Crashes at Spot Market, Parallel Market, P2P

By Adedapo Adesanya The Naira had a bad outing against the United States Dollar at the various segments of the foreign exchange (forex) market on Thursday, as the new policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is gradually having a negative effect on the ecosystem. Business Post reports that the value of the Nigerian currency paired with its American currency depreciated yesterday at the parallel market, the Peer-to-Peer (P2P), and the Investors and Exporters (I&E) windows. In the P2P forex window, the value of the Nigerian currency slid against the greenback by N10 to trade at N761/$1 compared with

Image
08-April-2019

The Ultimate Online Privacy Guide

By Douglas Crawford Introduction Edward Snowden’s NSA spying revelations highlighted just how much we have sacrificed to the gods of technology and convenience something we used to take for granted, and once considered a basic human right – our privacy. It is just not just the NSA. Governments the world over are racing to introduce legislation that allows to them to monitor and store every email, phone call and Instant Message, every web page visited, webinar software and every VoIP conversation made by every single one of their citizens. The press has bandied parallels with George Orwell’s dystopian world ruled

Image
18-April-2021

SEO Tools That SEO Experts Use in 2021

SEO tools are important to use to reduce your work and optimize it according to modern requirements. These tools can also help you find out what’s wrong with your website and what you can do to make it better. There are tons of SEO tools on the internet, but not all are reliable and relevant for every web admin. If you want to know about the SEO tools that experts use these days, you should go through this post. In this brief traction, we have listed some of the best and most helpful SEO tools used by experts in 2021!

Image
22-April-2019

Faces of Personalities at AY Live 2019 in Lagos

By Dipo Olowookere On Easter Sunday, one of Nigeria’s biggest comedy events, the AY Live, took place in Lagos and as usual, it was attended by dignitaries from all walks of life. The show, which took place at the Eko Hotel & Suites, had a Blue Carpet hosted by Tobi Bakre and Linda Ejiofor and they engaged the guests on their excitements and expectations for the 2019 edition of the AY Live. Governor-elect of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was one of the persons who graced the occasion and he did not waste time to say how happy he was to

Image
04-July-2017

El-Marino Sports Club Holds Annual Couples’ Dinner

By Dipo Olowookere Last weekend, members of the prestigious El-Marino Sports Club held its 2017 couples’ dinner in Lagos. The event, organized to promote healthier relationships between members and their wives, took place at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. “Although El-Marino is widely recognized as a sports club, we are also a social club. “While we promote good and vibrant health amongst members through participation in sporting activities, we also deem it important to enhance healthy relationships between our members, their wives and children. That is why we decided to organize this dinner,” the Team

Image
06-February-2019

Nigerian Equities Remain Positive Despite Losses by Heavyweights

By Dipo Olowookere The local stock market marginally closed in the green territory on Tuesday despite the awful performances of some large cap equities. The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed 0.09 percent higher yesterday to consolidate gains recorded in the previous session. Market heavyweights like Dangote Cement, Zenith Bank, Nestle and other posted losses on Tuesday, but despite this development, the Nigerian bourse remained positive. Business Post observed that apart from the consumer goods index, which declined by 0.71 percent, every other sector finished on a high note. The banking index rose by 0.21 percent, the industrial goods by 0.22

Image
15-October-2020

Drop in FX Supply Weakens Naira to N462/$1 at Black Market

By Adedapo Adesanya The foreign exchange (forex) market in Nigeria is beginning to witness another shortage in liquidity, especially at the parallel market and this is making speculators have a field day. The performance of the Naira against the United States Dollar at the market window in the past sessions is already giving observers another major concern as the value of the local currency is weakening by the day. On Wednesday, the domestic currency continued its abysmal performance against its American counterpart, losing N1 to sell at N462/$1 at the close of transactions. At the previous session, the value of

Image
21-June-2021

Alpha Mead to Launch Modular Healthcare Facility in Lagos

By Modupe Gbadeyanka A state-of-the-art Modular Healthcare Facility (MHF) will on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, be launched at the Gbagada General Hospital, Gbagada, Lagos. The facility was put in place by Alpha Mead Healthcare Management Services, a subsidiary of the Alpha Mead Group, to accelerate access to quality healthcare for all Nigerians. Explaining further, the Group Managing Director of Alpha Mead Group, Mr Femi Akintunde, “The MHF is a customised, mobility-enhanced, prefabricated portacabin with detachable modules equipped with state-of-the-art clinical and diagnostic equipment that is designed to take quality healthcare services to the doorstep of all Nigerians.” He further disclosed

Ad
Ad
Recent Stories
Image
28-November-2023

Cytek Advocates Cybersecurity Resilience in Nigeria’s Financial Services Sector

By Adedapo Adesanya Leading global provider of technological solutions YNV Group, through its cybersecurity brand, Cytek, has advocated that stakeholders in the financial services sector prioritise cybersecurity and highlighted key strategies for resilience at a recently hosted webinar for the industry. The session which was held on November 22, was themed Ensuring Cybersecurity Resilience in Financial Services Companies in Nigeria, and served as a pivotal platform for fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange in the sector. Led by cybersecurity experts in the industry, the webinar analysed some of the pressing challenges and emerging threats faced by financial services companies in Nigeria while

Image
28-November-2023

BetWGB Empowers Youths With Omo Adugbo Initiative

By Aduragbemi Omiyale An innovative initiative called Omo Adugbo, designed to tackle the high rate of unemployment among youths across Nigeria, has been introduced by a foremost bookmaker, BetWGB. This schemed, which is part of the company to bridge the youth unemployment gap in the country, involves the provision of an outlet in each local government across the country to serve as the organisation’s contact office within the local area. By establishing these outlets across the country, BetWGB Nigeria aims to impact positively on the local economy and bridge the unemployment gap that has affected many young Nigerians. With a

Image
28-November-2023

Zenith Bank Seeks Operating Licence for Subsidiary in France

By Aduragbemi Omiyale Zenith Bank Plc has taken a huge step to establish a subsidiary in France, and to make this a reality, it has sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the French government. The Chairman of the company, Mr Jim Ovia, confirmed that the lender may commence operations in the European nation next year, though it is working hard to secure a banking licence. This will add to other countries Zenith Bank has presence in, including Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and a Representative Office in China. Speaking at a signing ceremony on Friday, November 24, 2023, Mr

Image
28-November-2023

Stanbic IBTC Capital Shines at AIHN Awards

By Modupe Gbadeyanka Like a golden fish, which has no hiding place, Stanbic IBTC Capital, the investment banking subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings, was the cynosure of all eyes at the recently concluded Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria (AIHN) Investment Banking Dinner and Awards ceremony. At the event held in Lagos, the company went home with five awards, named as the Best Investment Bank in Nigeria, the Equity Deal of 2022, the Best Equity House of 2022, the Best Corporate Bond House 2022 and the M&A Deal of the Year 2022. The recognitions spread across Stanbic IBTC Capital’s Advisory,

Image
28-November-2023

Slave Wages for Contract Private Security Guards in Nigeria

By Emmanuel Udom Today, most contract security guards are earning slave wages, putting their lives in danger while ensuring the safety of other people, corporate bodies, government agencies, etc, 24/7. It is noted that all over the world, security business is deadly, risky, slippery, dangerous and sophisticated. Like in other business concerns, owners of registered and yet-to-be-registered private security companies are in for raw deals. They are driven by profits, the laws of supply and demand and the desperate hustle for big, juicy contracts, our investigations have shown. Private contract security companies hire all sorts of people, give them one

Image
28-November-2023

Tinubu Writes Reps for $8.6bn, €100m Foreign Loans

By Adedapo Adesanya  President Bola Tinubu has written to the House of Representatives seeking the approval for an $8.6 billion and €100 million external borrowing plan for critical infrastructure in areas such as power, roads, water, railway, and health. The President also forwarded the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Supplementary Budget to the lower chamber for consideration. Meanwhile, the President will present the 2024 budget to the National Assembly on Wednesday. This was after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved a 2024 budget of N27.5 trillion. The approval followed the review of the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) earlier passed by the

Image
28-November-2023

Nigeria to Develop Integrated Electricity Policy, Implementation Plan

By Adedapo Adesanya Nigeria will develop a new integrated national electricity policy and strategic implementation plan, as mandated by the Electricity Act 2023, according to the Minister of Power, Mr Adebayo Adelabu. President Bola Tinubu had on June 9 assented to the Electricity Bill, now an Act empowering states, companies and individuals to generate, transmit and distribute electricity. This, in turn, repealed the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSR A), 2005 and create a comprehensive legal and institutional framework to guide the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI). Mr Adelabu, while speaking on Monday at the Nigeria Electricity Management Services Agency

Image
28-November-2023

Zenith Bank Lights Up Ajose Adeogun Street With Beautiful Decorations

By Aduragbemi Omiyale The popular Ajose Adeogun Street and Roundabout on Victoria Island, Lagos, is wearing a new look, thanks to Zenith Bank Plc, which designed the areas with beautiful Christmas decorations. The yearly ritual of the financial institution is a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives aimed at setting the tone for the Christmas and Yuletide seasons. Performing the Light-Up ceremony, the 17th of its kind recently, the chief executive of Zenith Bank, Mr Ebenezer Onyeagwu, expressed his delight in heralding the 2023 Yuletide season by lighting up the iconic Ajose Adeogun Street and Roundabout. He urged everyone

Image
28-November-2023

FG Rehabilitate TinCan, Onne Port, Others With $1.1bn

By Adedapo Adesanya  The federal government, through the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has announced plans to invest $1.1 billion to fully rehabilitate decaying port infrastructure at TinCan, Apapa, Rivers, Delta, Calabar, and Onne ports as part of efforts to improve the efficiency of the nation’s existing ports. Out of the estimated 47,000 kilometres of coastline in Africa, Nigeria makes up about 853 kilometres, creating the perfect opportunity to get access to its much-needed revenue. This coastline and a 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone make up Nigeria’s coastline in the Gulf of Guinea. The coastline equals a maritime area of

Image
28-November-2023

EFCC Educates Public About Ways to Prevent ATM Card Swap Fraud

By Adedapo Adesanya The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has alerted Nigerians of unauthorised bank withdrawals linked to Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card swap fraud. The commission issued the alert on Monday in a statement by the Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Dele Oyewale. According to the EFCC, fraudsters engaged in this activity typically keep a debit card from the same bank and, under the guise of assisting a confused bank customer at an ATM point, swiftly swap the card while memorising the PIN used with fake cards. “These cards get stuck in the machine due to a