BY DAVE OKPOKWASILI
The Commissioner for Indigenous Art Works, Diaspora 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 Enugu-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 traditional ruler of Enugu-Aguleri, Igwe Chukwuemeka Eri, Mrs Mbanefo said she is coming with her wealth of experience to bolster the tourism potential of the State.
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 Enugu-Aguleri, Igwe 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.