Gov. Obiano Experiences Gulder Ultimate Search Challenge at Aguleri Jungle

Ifeanyi Afuba
By Ifeanyi Afuba October 14, 2014 10:49
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Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano being welcomed by the 14 contestants during the his visit to GUS camp at Ude Ovulu jungle Aguleri, Anambra State over the weekend.

In a move seen as unprecedented since the beginning of the Gulder Ultimate Search reality television challenge, Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has visited the fourteen contestants in the 11th edition of the reality television show at their camp inside the historic Ude Ovulu Jungle in Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area, over the weekend to interact with the contestants and experience first-hand, the GUS challenge.

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Host of GUS game show season 11, Mr Chidi Mokeme showing Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano several parts of the camp during the governor’s visit to the contestants at Ude Ovulu jungle Aguleri, Anambra State

The sight of Governor Obiano elicited excitement among the  contestants who burst into Man “o” War song, making him to share memories of his active days as a Boy Scout with them.

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Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano, at the Place of the talking drums during the governor’s visit to GUS contestants at Ude Ovulu jungle Aguleri, Anambra State over the weekend

During the interactive session tagged, “A moment with the Governor” governor Obiano explained his mission. “I came to wish you well in the hope that one of you may eventually find the crown. This adventure is worth having as some who were members of the Boys Scout and Girls Guide would appreciate the exciting experience.”

Governor Obiano said that he totally identifies with what the sponsors Gulder and Nigeria Breweries Plc are doing with the youths by putting them through challenging tasks and teaching them leadership and survival strategies as well as team building initiatives. According to Obiano “we are committed to boosting tourism in Anambra state, that is why we started with security to ensure the safety of lives and property so that people can live and go about anytime of the day and with street lights at key places at night.

He explained that his administration is sustaining the infrastructural development of the State with a view to creating an enabling and conducive environment for foreigners and Nigerians to explore the abundant tourism potentials in parts of the State.

Obiano expressed satisfaction with the arrangement put in place for the ongoing exercise and assured that government will borrow a leaf to get Anambra State youths acquainted with the experience in the jungle and encourage them to participate in similar programmes to acquire endurance and survival skills. The governor pointed out that with the coming of investors into the State, more companies will have the opportunity to sponsor youth empowerment programmes.

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Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano  (middle), Sales Director Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr Hubbert Eze, and Corpoate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr Kufre Ekanem during the governor’s visit to GUS contestants at Ude Ovulu jungle Aguleri, Anambra State over the weekend

He commended the sponsors for the lessons embedded in the GUS challenge which is the building of strong and focused persons. He noted that the positioning of the Gulder brand encourages survival and endurance skills which he observes fits into some of the Pillars of Development and enablers of his government especially in commerce and tourism, as well as the promotion of youth empowerment.

Governor Obiano thanked them for choosing Aguleri where according to him “the giants lived” and Anambra State for the GUS contest.

The GUS adventure is expected to end on 31st October this year while the ultimate winner will be presented with a cash prize of N10 million and an SUV Jeep on November 1, 2014 when the governor promised that he will have the honor of presenting the price to the winner.

 

 

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Ifeanyi Afuba
By Ifeanyi Afuba October 14, 2014 10:49