Published on : Thursday, December 21, 2017
All set to move the state to maximize the potential of tourism, yesterday, the Cross River State government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mac Creeds along with Tom Consortium in order to upgrade both the Tinapa Lakeside Hotel in Calabar and the Obudu Ranch Resort in Obanliku Local Government Area of the state.
Mr. Joe Abang, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice signed the MoU along with Mr. Eric Anders, his Culture and Tourism counterpart for the government as its anticipated to cost N5 billion.
As per the Principal Partner, Mac Creeds and Tom Consortium, Mr. Kanu Signor, the conglomerate would implement the said project in partnership with technical partners from Spain and South Africa.
To quote Signor, “we are here to sign the MoU with respect to Tinapa Lakeside Hotel and Obudu Ranch Resort. The two locations are the most primed tourist destinations in Nigeria. As investors who are in partnership with our foreign counterparts from South Africa and Spain, we have decided to invest in the upgrade of the facilities and bring it to what it is meant for. We intend to hit the ground running by January. We are going to invest N5 billion. The construction will start from January. We intend doing a bridge that will link Tinapa with Calabar International Conference Centre to ease vehicular access. So, we are looking at doing substantial work within the first 12 months and we would not shut down while doing the construction work.”