By Emma Njoku, Deputy Sports, Editor
FELIX Amaechi Obuah is a man of many parts. He wears dual caps – a politician and a business mogul. Several Nigerians residing outside the shores of Rivers State are well aware of the politician, being the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Part (PDP). However, the personality of this illustrious son of Rivers State towers higher than politics.
Obuah is also an astute businessman, with tentacles in oil and gas, hospitality and construction. His 150-room five-star hotel, Krisdera Hotels and Resorts, is incontrovertibly one of the best in the country.
Located at Umu-Ewo Royal Avenue, Go Round Villa, in Omoku, Rivers State, less than an hour drive from the Port Harcourt International Airport , the hotels, which kicked off business on February 14, 2008, has remained the cynosure of all eyes in the region. With its proximity to three state capitals – Port Harcourt (Rivers State), Yenagoa (Bayelsa State) and Owerri (Imo State), Krisdera Hotels & Resort is regarded as an ideal choice for both leisure and business travellers. The hotel complex also houses a state-of-the-art stadium, which is the home of the Go Round Football Club, which he finances.
Obuah emphasises to everyone around him that life is worthwhile when you share with the less privileged and your neighbours. Working with this maxim, he has taken philanthropy to new heights. He has taken hospitality to higher pedestal, replicated resorts that is akin to what people see at the Caribbean. With Krisdera Hotels & Resort, Obuah, who was once the chairman of Ogba–Egbema–Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, has made a mark in the hospitality industry.