Corps member embarks on N15 million museum project in Imo

NYSC members

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Miss Oluwatosin Fatunbi, a Batch A Stream II corps member in Imo, on Wednesday began a N15 million museum project as part of her Community Development Service (CDS) in the state.

The state Commissioner for Environment, Mr Dominic Mgbeanulu, who performed the foundation-laying ceremony at the Imo State Zoological Garden, described Fatunbi as a role model, who others should emulate.

Mgbeanulu, who also presented a cheque of N1 million as part of the counterpart fund, said that the corps member had set a positive goal for her future.

He said the museum, when completed, would enhance the capacity of the garden.

In a remark, the Manager of the garden, Dr Frances Abioye, said that the management would support Fatunbi to achieve her dream.

Abioye said that the museum, expected to be completed by June, would serve as a research centre and tourism site.

Earlier, the initiator said she embarked on the project due to her love for tourism.

“When I was posted to the Zoological Garden, I discovered that the existing museum was outdated and needed a modern facility.

“I want to be known for something in Imo as a corps member; that was why I embarked on this journey as part of my contribution to this state.”

Asked how she intended to fund the project considering her meagre allowance as a corps member, she said she would embark on a fund raising through the Office of the Chief of Staff, Imo Government House, Office of the Clerk, Imo State Assembly as well as the state Ministry of Environmemt.

She said she would also solicit the support of some philanthropists to ensure the completion of the project.

Fatunbi expressed optimism that the project would boost tourism development in Imo.

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