Owerri Travel Guide
Owerri, “The Heartland“ is a city in Imo State, southeastern Nigeria. It is set in the heart of the Igboland. According to history, Owerri was founded by a man called Ekwema Arugo. He was the son of Uratta and was forced to leave because he committed a deplorable sin.
Owerri was the capital of the Republic of Biafra in 1969. Enugu, Aba, and Umuahia were the other capitals before Owerri. The capital of the advocating state was continuously being moved as Military troops captured the older capitals.
Owerri sits on huge crude oil and natural gas reserves like most of the Igbo land areas. Owerri also sits in the rain forest and produces many agricultural products, such as yams, cassava, taro, corn, rubber and palm products.
In recent times Hotel business have grown in Owerri, different individuals have established hotel to serve it citizens and in coming guest. Hospitality has been one of the city’s selling points lately. The likes of Rockview Hotel and Concorde Hotel had already been able to set a very high hospitality quality in the city.
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Sam Mbakwe Airport is the major Airport which Owerri is served by, it’s about 23 km south of the city.
For the reason that the town is a wonderful place, tourists visit often.
Few among the many things worth visiting are; Owerri Amusement Park, Nekede Zoo, Mbari Cultural & Art Centre and Oguta Lake During the civil war, the Oguta Lake was used as a marine base, and it also served as an evacuation port for the United African. At the center of the city is where to find the Mbari Cultural & Art Centre which harbors lots of amazing art monuments.