Nigeria at 60 Buhari Photographer Storms Arochukwu

In preparation towards celebrating Nigeria at 60, a presidential delegation was on Friday the 3rd of July, 2020, visited the ancient town of Arochukwu in Arochukwu LGA of Abia State.
The visit was facilitated by Abia State Government.
The delegation which was led by President Muhammadu Buhari's official photographer, Mr. Bayo Omoboriowo arrived Arochukwu with a helicopter which landed at The Abia State College of Education football field and were received by the Transition Committee Chairman of Arochukwu LGA, Mazi Jideofor Kanu, who represented the Abia State government and the three major Kings in the Kingdom.

Mr. Omoboriowo explained that he was on the trip to take record of relics and artifacts especially at the Ibini Ukpabi cave.
He acknowledged that Arochukwu Ancient Kingdom is a historic place with the Ibini Ukpabi (Long Juju) as a major tourist attraction which is recognized nationally and globally adding that he hopes to explore the nature and wonders of the caves.
The team on arrival, were driven in a convoy to the palace of HM, Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, CFR, the Eze Aro, and were received by the trio of Mazi Orji Kanu Orji, Eze Aro representative, Mazi Kanu Okereke Kanu, Eze Ibom Isii and Mazi Okoroafor Uroh, Eze Ezeagwu, who gave their royal blessings.
In his welcome speech, the host and Transition Committee Chairman of Arochukwu LGA, Mazi Emmanuel Jideofor Kanu commended the team for the visit to Arochukwu and assured that information gathered from the Ibini Ukpabi cave will enrich the compendium adding that the ancient town of Arochukwu as the cradle of igbo civilization has a number of tourist locations that are waiting to be harnessed. He called on the Presidency and the Ministry of Tourism to develop these sites as they will help boost the economy of the nation.
He there after led the team and others to a long and adventurous trek into the Ibini Ukpabi Cave route to the admiration of the all  structures.

The compendium will be launched on the 1st October, 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of activities marking the 60th independence celebration of Nigeria.

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