Alaghodaro 2023: Obaseki to Lead Guests on Tour of Bronze Carving Village, Oba’s Palace, Others

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, will during the 2023 Alaghodaro Summit, lead guests and other stakeholders on a tour of various historic sites in the state, including the Bronze Carving Village, Holy Arousa Cathedral (First Church), Agbado Market, and Oba’s Palace.

The tour tagged: “Ancient City Tour,” is part of activities lined up for this year’s summit taking place in Benin City between Wednesday, November 8 and Sunday, November 12, 2023, a government statement said.

The Alaghodaro Investment Summit in its seventh edition has the theme: “The Edo Story: Creating Shared Opportunities into the Future.”

This year’s summit is the last edition to be celebrated under the leadership of the incumbent governor, Obaseki, and will bring together the country’s crème de la crème, including investors, government officials, business leaders, and other key stakeholders.

This statement added that it will spotlight and review impacts of the government’s projects and programmes on the people and envision a prosperous future for Edo State.

The planning committee for the summit disclosed that the tour will provide a unique opportunity to explore and appreciate the rich heritage and legacy of Edo State while showcasing most of the developmental projects carried out by the government over the past seven years.

“Each of these sites, from the magnificent palace of our great monarch, the Oba of Benin, to the Bronze Carving Village, and the Holy Arousa Cathedral also known as the first Church as well as the Agbado Market, bears a distinctive historical and cultural significance, mirroring Edo’s rich identity and heritage.

“Others to be visited are developmental projects carried out by the government of Edo State over the past seven years that have improved the livelihoods of millions of Edo people and placed the state on the path of sustainable and accelerated growth and development,” it added.

It listed some of the projects as: the Edo Modular Refinery in Ologbo, Ikpoba – Okha; Ossiomo Power Plant in Ologbo, Ikpoba – Okha; Edo Production Centre, Sapele Road, Benin City and  Green Hill Farms in Ologbo, Ikpoba Okha.

Also listed were the  Edo College of Nursing Sciences, Benin City; the Stella Obasanjo Hospital, Benin City and the Edo GIS Office on Sapele Road, Benin City.

Others are:  the Benin City Mall; Sapele Road; Golf Mew, Benin City; John Odigie Oyegun Public Service Academy (JOOPSA), Benin City; Daisy Danjuma Women Centre, Benin City; State Civil Service Secretariat, Sapele Road, Benin City; High Court Complex, Benin City, and the Industrial Court on Okada Avenue, GRA, Benin City.

Also on the tour list are the Benin Bus Terminal, Ring Road; Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub and The Observer on Airport Road, Benin City, Tech Hub, Irhirhi, Benin City; Edo State Agriculture Hub, ADP Junction, Benin City and the MOWAA on Exoti Street, Benin City.

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