The Delta State Government has been commended for its effort at developing critical infrastructure, particularly road networks.
A foremost tourism and Non Governmental Organisation, the Expedition Society of Nigeria, gave the commendation after its biannual tour of tourist attractions across the country to assess and update tourism infrastructure.
The organization visited some tourism potentials in the state, including the extensive Atlantic beach face of Delta State which runs from Ogulagha in the eastern borders at the atlantic through Yokkri, Ogidigben, Ajudaibo, Ode – Ugborodo, Orere down to Ogheye at the western flank.
The tour also took the body to the Bomadi and Abraka beaches, the source of the Ethiope river at Umuaja, the Nana living History Museum in Koko, the Lander Brothers Anchorage and numerous other sellable attractions.
At the Lander Brothers Anchorage Asaba, the group reminisced on its 2004 memorial expedition to mark the 200th birth anniversary of Richard Lander, where it checked out the state of the “Good Will Boat ” and the Lander Brothers museum which the organisation and its UK counterpart donated to the Delta State Government as a memorial after the world celebrated Anglo – Nigeria memorial Expedition.
The National Coordinator of the Society, Mr Sam Tuoyo igbiaye, who gave a talk at the Anchorage, commended the state government for the maintenance and sustainability of the facility.
He, however, said there was a lot more to be done to attract tourists and revenue to the state, and suggested the building of a floating Jetty and comprehensive team park by the Niger at the Lander Brothers Anchorage.
Also speaking, the Director of Projects of the group, Comrade McCartney Obrotu, noted that Delta state ranked among the states with great potentials for tourism which if well harnessed could make the state economically stable without depending on oil wealth.
Comrade Obrotu also commended the Governor for his giant strides in the infrastructural renewal of the state, citing the reconstruction of DLA road which had awakened economic activities in that axis of the state capital.
He said the storm drainage projects across the state were also worthy of mention and commendation, urging the Okowa administration not to relent.