By Fidelia Ben-Udi
The Honourable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Lawrence Ejiofor, has officially handed over the management of the Lander Brothers Anchorage on lease to the Jabi Boat Club, Abuja.
He did this in a formal ceremony in the premises of the Anchorage, located down the slope, just before the Oshimili Arcade ground in Asaba, the state capital.
Ejiofor disclosed that the journey began “far back in April, 2019 with many hiccups, especially the Covd-19 Pandemic that led to the lock down which hampered the smooth operation of Government business greatly.”
He thanked God for bringing it to pass and did not fail to appreciate Governor Okowa for his resilience in the overall development of the state.
The commissioner wished the Governor a happy birthday celebration, noting that the auspicious event coincided with the birthday of state governor, just as he thanked all who contributed to the success of the project so far.
He appealed to the investors to hasten up the project and ensure that it was completed before the expiration of the Okowa administration in the state.
The CEO Jabi Boat Club, Mr Ferguson Uzomah, expressed delight at the location of the project site and assured of his ability to deliver on the project.
He pledged to make effort to complete the project earlier than stipulated, adding that the site would serve as an appropriate venue for several events in the state,
He promised to take full advantage of the culture, location and tourism potentials in the state to bring about further development in the area.
Present at the epoch making event was Professor Epiphany Azinge, the Okilolo of Ahaba who represented the people of Asaba.