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Africa: Cross River State Government Signs Over N2B Deal for State-of-the-Art Entertainment Center with Blake Excellency Resort Limited

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In a significant move to boost tourism and entertainment, the Cross River State Government, represented by the Cross River State Tourism Bureau, recently inked a transformative N2 billion deal with Blake Excellency Resort Limited.

The agreement paves the way for the establishment of a comprehensive one-stop entertainment center in the state.

According to tribuneonlineng.com, the Managing Director of the Cross River State Tourism Bureau, Prince Ojoi Ekpenyong, revealed that the entertainment centre would be located in the Tortulga Island area of the Marina Resort, which has remained deserted for the past two decades.

He described the investment as an additional benefit because it would take people off the streets while providing more than 200 job opportunities for the state’s people. He stressed that the state’s revenue would increase.

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Ojoi maintained that the state is ready to open up to business and is willing to cooperate with any investor who can create job opportunities and significantly develop the state’s economy.

On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of Blake Excellency Resort Limited, Mr. Ugochukwu Akunedozi, said the entertainment center would accommodate kids, youths, and senior citizens.

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He noted that the facilities expected in the entertainment center include a dining restaurant, lounge, a pool, boat cruise, water slides, gaming center for kids, and a floater that can accommodate 50 to 60 people who wish to celebrate their birthdays or any events on top of the water, among other features.

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“Blake Resort is meant for entertainment; it has hosted people from across the globe, and the testimonies are there to verify. We are here to add value to what has been done in Cross River State. I’m excited because I feel privileged to be part of what the Cross River State government is doing, which is tourism, and without an iota of doubt, Cross River State is the number one tourist destination in West Africa.

“I’m in a hurry to deliver, and I’m in a hurry to do more than I have said. Our duty is to exceed your expectations. We are looking at between now and October; we should be hitting the ground running.

Witnessing the signing, the Special Adviser to the Governor on general duties, Barrister Ekpenyong Akiba, expressed satisfaction with the partnership deal and assured that the state government would continue to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state.

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