31 October 2018

Nigeria: Tourism Sector Reform - Bikers Tour Benin Moat, Other Heritage Sites in Edo

A team of bikers under the aegis of Rediscover Heritage Bikers Tours 2018 have converged on Benin, the Edo State capital, to visit historical sites and monuments in the state, as part of a 14-day country-wide tour.

On arrival in Benin via the Sapele Bye pass, the tour team was received by the State Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Osaze Osemwegie-Ero, and later hosted to a dinner at Government House, in Benin City.

The 14-day tour which is aimed at promoting and propagating the tourism potentials in Nigeria using biking expedition, is organised by the National Commission for Museums and Monuments in collaboration with different private sector partners.

The team of bikers comprised of International President, Latin American Motorcycle Association (LAMA), Mr. Mario Nieves; Acting Director General, NCMM, Alhaji Abdulkarim Kadiri; Mr. Lass Aliyu, Director Monument, Heritage and Sites, NCMM, among others.

Some of the declared national monuments in Edo to be visited by the team are Chief Ogiamen's House in Benin City, Chief Aikoriogie's House, Enogie of Obazagbon's House and Benin City Walls and Moat.

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