Monday, 16 January 2017


ABIA STATE is my state of origin. During my tours I visited the Long Juju of Arochukwu, a cave with dark tunnel that seems endless. It was through here that a lot of slaves left for other settlements around the world. Before the slave trade, this place was used to settle disputes among villages. It has become an internationally recognized tourist spot in the world. I was at the Azumini Blue River, a beautiful tourist site, the blueness of the river is unique. Azumini was a transit route for slave trading in Igbo Land. Igbos were sold as slaves and transported through the blue sea to other part of the world. It was a trade link between the Igbos and South- South states and in particular the Opobo and Bonny people who had early contacts with the Igbo through slave trade. The river runs from Imo River via Ogbo hill water side River via Blue sea via Opobo via Bonny and finally the journey begins to the white man country. I traveled through Akwete, divisional police HQ, to Obohia Ndoki town, to Ohambele and then to Azumini.

War museum at Umuahia. In the image is are artillery weapons

I visited the Amakama Wooden Cave, I saw a large tree that has a hollow right inside it that can accommodate up to 20 people believed to have been used as a safe house for people during the slave era and inter-tribal wars. I was also at the National War Museum situated at Ebite Amafor in Isingwu in Umuahia. There are three great galleries in the museum that would give you insights to what really happened in the Nigerian Civil War era.

I enjoyed every minute at the War Museum in Umuahia, you too can visit and confirm.

Standing next to the Radio Communication Unit of Radio Biafra at the War Museum

Standing on top of a big warship docked at the museum 

In 2014, I commenced a self motivated, self sponsored trip across Nigeria, visiting and documenting tourist sites. Some people have called me names like 'Ajala-Travel' after the first Nigerian globe-trotter: Mashood Adisi Olabisi Ajala. Ajala have been described as Africa's greatest traveler, after he visited 87 countries in six years and mostly on his bicycle. A blogger, (, recently described me as the "King of Tourism in Nigeria", in all things, I thank God Almighty. It has been capital intensive, doing the tour without sponsorships, considering the fact that I also run a free public Library and a free skill acquisition center for women, but I thank God for guidance, protection and love throughout my journeys. For me, tourism has an important place within the world economy and represents a basic branch in many countries with tourists locations. It is a known fact that the Christian pilgrimages to Israel and Islamic faithful pilgrims to Saudi Arabia have contributed to their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in those countries.

Standing behind the warship's gun

sitting calmly in a boat in Azumini Blue River

If the government of Nigeria can invest in tourism, I am very convinced that it will improve our GDP a whole lot. My tour to 18 states so far covering: Abia State, Imo State, Anambra State, Rivers State, Kwara State, Ekiti State, Oyo State, Ondo State, Kogi State, Edo State, Delta State, Osun State, Ogun State, Zamfara State, Edo State, Lagos State, Enugu State, Taraba State and Abuja. In this essay, I am writing my experience about the states of Igbo-land.


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