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A TRAVEL GUIDE TO AKWA IBOM STATE

One of the most beautiful places to be in Nigeria is the oil rich state of Akwa Ibom. Akwa Ibom is located in the coastal areas of South-south Nigeria. The state is bounded by Rivers, Cross River, Abia and the Atlantic Ocean. Be ready for an adventure on the land and sea in the beautiful cities and towns of Akwa Ibom. Bring along your family and get acquainted with the basics of language spoken here; Ibibio, Annang, Eket and Oron. Get on your playlist ‘Kukere’ by Iyanya as you tour the hostile environments of the state.

 PLACES TO VISIT

Top in the list of places to visit here is the Ibom E-Library.it is a library located in the state’s capital, Uyo. The library is first of its kind in West Africa. Built by the former governor of the state, Godswill Akpabio, it is a place to be reckoned with. The E-Library has a multi-functional Conference Center used for conferences and summits. The library also accommodates small startups as an incubation system.

Another edifice built in the state is Akwa Ibom International stadium nicknamed ‘Nest of Champions’. It is built just like Allianz Arena, the home ground of European giants, Bayern Munich. It is a 30,000-seater capacity stadium which has hosted the national team in several occasions. The famous La Liga side, Athletico Madrid Football Club has also graced this sporting complex. There are several other sporting facilities in the multipurpose sport complex.

Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Center is a modern leisure and business resort in Uyo. It comprises of a six-screen Cineplex, a five-star hotel, wet and Dry Park, Conference Center, and also a shopping mall. It is modeled after the Sun City of South Africa and the famous Disneyland in USA. IT also comprises a 14-storey building with a 250-bedroom five-star hotel, an ultra modern convention center with a multi-floor capacity of 5000, a galleria with cinema and a 10,000 sitting dome.

Other places you could tour here are, Akwa Ibom International Airport where the state owned Ibom-Air is one of the airlines. There is also the Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort at Uyo, Ibom plaza which is a tourist paradise, Ibeno beach and many others. A trial will surely convince you as you bring your squad.

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