The pilot husband of Nollywood actress, Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde, Captain Mathew Ekeinde recently opened an entertainment and tourist center in Badagry called “Aquatic Jungle Entertainment”. The center has planes as part of its tourist and entertainment attractions.
According to Captain Matthew, his idea to embark on such a tasking and money gulping project was born after the rigorous processes he went through to take his family on vacation abroad.
“I feel much pity for less privileged Nigerians, because according to records, only 5 percent of Nigerians have had a chance to fly an airplane. So we are bringing spectacular and varieties of goodies to an average Nigerian man and foreign tourists. Those things they see on televisions, pictures and imaginations would be brought home for them.
We have plans to build a mini-airport, in-door aquarium, out-door aquarium, zoo, rollercoaster and a five star hotel. We have acquired 100 acres of land for this huge project. So far we have succeeded in developing only one acre to kick off with the mini-airport and have spent N160M of my personal purse. It would come in phases and will be the first of its kind in the world,” he said.
He also added that the center has two airplanes and is expecting five more before the end of next year.
He also said the center offers one of the best services, promising that Nigerians will have value for their money, “If you can afford to travel to TINAPA, Ghana, Dubai and other western world, nowhere is too far for you to relax. Moreover we offer services better than some of these places” he said.
*Opening photo from: www.africansweetheart.blogspot.com
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