The site of the first plane crash recorded in Nigeria in 1942, in Ikogosi, Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State, southwest Nigeria, is to be converted to a tourist centre.
The decision to turn the site into a tourist centre was disclosed when the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Tourism Development, Segun Ologunleko, inspected the crash site on Wednesday in Ikogosi-Ekiti. He said this would turn the state into an attractive tourism destination in West Africa.
Ikogosi town, which is famous for playing host to Ikogosi spring – a water body where warm and cold water meet on the same spot, is expected to complement the new tourist site when it comes into operation.
Visible at the site of the crash were the relics of the two engines of the plane and other aluminum and metal scrap materials.