Sunday, 29 April 2018

MY FIRST TOUR WITHIN ABIA STATE OF NIGERIA


In my Igbo attire 

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, (www.bulkybon-periscopes.blogspot.com), 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. If the government of Nigeria can invest in tourism, I am very convinced that it will improve our GDP a whole lot. My visit to Abia State.

While in Abia, 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. 


at the national war museum Umuahia in Abia state

behind an aircraft bomber 

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. i also visited the national Museum in Aba, 



signing a document on Lord Lugard's table and the national museum in Aba, Abia state with the curator watching 


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.
Umuahia town a view from my hotel








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