By Ifeyinwa Ogwo
Awka, June 9, 2021 (MOI) Anambra Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture and Tourism has entered into a partnership with Easy Game Nigeria Ltd., to create a Tourist Board Game’.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in the commissioner’s office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka.
The Commissioner, Dr Kenneth Anierobi said: “the objective is to create a Board Game that promotes the cultural and tourist attraction of the state.
“Players of such Games will be able to learn about the locations of tourist facilities of the state whilst enjoying the game itself’’.
He noted that the Games would be developed and made available to the public in no distant time.
Director/Chief Operating Officer, Easy Game Nigeria Ltd., Mr Nonso Anyaegbu hinted that the Games were certainly first of its kind in Nigeria and possibly in Africa.
He noted that the game would showcase the history of Anambra State, its giant strides and tourist sites.
“This project is also set to improve the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.
“The starting point of the game will be in a board and as time goes on, it will be in an electronic application version,’’ he said.
The Secretary, Easy Game Nigeria Ltd., Mr Chidozie Obiora said that the Game would help to engage the youths positively.
“It is like a multidimensional Game which will cut across tourism, youth engagement and education. “It is also normal with Board games like scrabble and monopoly. The Games will be based on a competition between players.’’ (MOI)