Nigeria’s Ibadan community offers land for tourists centre.
The dream of having the biggest modern tourism hub in Africa is gradually yielding fruition as the Ahori village of Oloola clan in Ibadan, Oyo State has presented a document of power of attorney of 202 hectares of land to the Favourite Links Multibiz Ltd.
The document was signed by five people, including Bale of Ahori, Baale Lukman Salawu Adesola Ogundeji, Mr Tajudeen Raji, Barrister Olumuyiwa Makinde, Mr Sikiru Moradeyo Adesola and Mr Gani Bello. It was handed over to the Directors of Multibiz Egunwale Oladapo Gabriel, Prince Adetayo Adekunle, Ademiluyi Adekunle, Ojo Kunle, Oshimerha Jones Evans and Vanyala T. Kwaga on January 14, this year.
Spokesperson for the company, Egunwale Oladapo said the acquired land will be used for the ‘biggest’ tourism centre in Africa with lots of component and relaxation centres on Lagos-Ibadan Express Way.
According to Oladapo ‘we approached the Ministry of Land to help us out but due to the bureaucratic bottleneck they couldn’t do anything until May, last year, when we decided to approach individuals and this came into fruition as the people of Ahori village accepted our proposals and gave us the land and the documentation has just been sealed.
Egunwale said that the interim chairman of Oluyole Local Government Council, Prince Abass Aleshinloye who has been duly informed about the development promised to clear the land as soon as they are ready to start the projects.
On the component of the site, Egunwale said: “Our vision is to have the biggest and largest world class resort in Africa here in Ibadan and we think that a world-class resort must have facilities such an artificial lake, 30 hole golf course, five star hotel, bush bar and night club, event centre, radio station, zoological garden, amusement park, air strip among others. He said: “The artificial lake will occupy about 50 hectares of the land so as to allow all sort of activities including party on the lake. We are bringing ship so that people can have party and fun on the lake.”
Speaking on how to source for fund, the group said they have secured the land and that would-be investors either foreign or local are welcome. “We need people to come and invest in this project. We are looking forward to investors both with and outside Nigeria to come and join hand with us in having this vision come true,” he said.
Source: The Nation