The Edo state government has indicated a partnership with Alagodaro Economic Summit Ltd/GTE to implement the Benin Cultural District concept, which will boost tourism in the state.

The state’s governor, Godwin Obaski, disclosed this during a private dinner and interactive meeting with key business leaders in Benin, according to a statement on Tuesday.

He said: “The Benin Cultural District is the main tourist destination in the centre of Benin and will include the Royal Museum of Benin, the flagship project of the Oba Palace in Benin, Oba Evarre II, which promotes tourism One of the key initiatives in the development of the state’s arts and culture.

“Edo State will be one of the few states in Nigeria with a diverse cultural infrastructure, including the Edo Museum of West African Art, which will bring a West African flavor to Edo State’s tourism and cultural offerings.”

Dr Asue Ighodalo, chairman of Alaghodaro Ltd/GTE, said the campaign seeks the cooperation and participation of private investors to advance the state’s 30-year development plan.

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