By Akanimo Sampson
The Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort that was conceived by the Donald Duke administration will be coming up strong soon to further boost the economy of Cross River State as Governor Ben Ayade appoints Ojong Ayiba, as its new Managing Director.
The development is contained in a statement by Governor Ayade’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita.
Ayiba’s appointment takes immediate effect.
Tinapa was however, conceptualised to be an integrated business resort. It is a four phased development promoted by the Cross River State Government under a Private Public Partnership (PPP), and very close to Calabar Free Trade Zone.
Governor Ayade’s media handlers say it is the realisation of an exciting dream – the first integrated business and leisure resort in Nigeria.
Tinapa Business Resort Free Zone
It has world class facilities that enable visitors to engage in retail and wholesale activities as well as leisure and entertainment. Tinapa has lettable space for retail and wholesale, several line shops, warehouses etc.
It also has an open exhibition area for trade exhibitions and other events, a movie production studio commonly referred to as “Studio Tinapa” or “Nollywood”, and entertainment strip that has a casino, an Eight-Screen Cinema, a children’s arcade, restaurants and a mini amphitheater, a nightclub and pubs.
Tinapa Games Arcade
This is an ideal place to treat the kids to pure and undiluted fun. From diving into the exhilarating excitement of the Ocean Bomber to keeping up with the fast pace of the Mini Basketball.
The kids can slide straight over to a game of Ice Hockey and take control of the Dodge-em cars.
Tinapa Water Park is an invitation to experience unequalled family fun in Tinapa’s scenic environment.
It comprises of adult and children pools, exciting water games and breath-taking slides. It also has a Lazy River, a Wave-pool – surfer’s delight as well as other exciting attractions.
In addition to these, you can have your choice of beverages and also try out our local delicacies for which Calabar is famous. There is no doubt that you and your loved ones will be soaked in fun and excitement.
Overlooking the artificial lake in Tinapa, is the Fisherman’s Wharf that comprises a food court as well as some pubs. With such a breathtaking scenery, your meals become even more tasty and your drinks more refreshing.
Tinapa Nollywood Studio is an ultra modern Tinapa Film Studio is located within the Tinapa Business Resort.
The studio offers first class production and post production support services to film, television and music producers using the best equipment available in the industry.
Fondly referred to as Nollywood, Studio Tinapa is set to become the prime location in Nigeria and indeed the West African Region for producing Feature Films, TV Shows, TV Dramas and other related productions.