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Lawmaker urges Anambra Govt. to develop heritage sites for economic growth


Umunze (Anambra) – Miss Nikky Ugochukwu, a member of the Anambra House Assembly (Orumba South Constituency), has called on the state government to develop the Ogba-Ukwu Cave and Water Falls in Owerre-Ezukala to boost its revenue.

She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Umunze, near Awka, that the call was necessary to harness the cultural and natural endowment of the state.

According to her, Ogba-Ukwu cave and water falls, sited in Iyi-Afor Village of Owerre-Ezukala, is adjudged to be the largest in Africa.

She said the cave was about 1,000 metres long and housed natural rock formations and other items that could attract wealth to the state.
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She said that the attributes qualified it for a full scale development.

Ugochukwu added that the development of the sites in full scale would promote the rich cultural values of Anambra.

She reiterated that it would attract local and foreign investors as well as create jobs for the unemployed citizens.

The lawmaker urged Gov. Willie Obiano to develop the tourism sites.

She said, “Our working governor has promised me that he will develop the cave.

“I pray nothing comes up to distract his attention in fulfilling the promise.’’(NAN)

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