This expedition was sponsored by the British Government.
The explorers sought to establish industry, legitimate commerce and abolish slave trade. They succeeded in getting the approval of Obi Ossai of Aboh and the Attah of Igala to set up a model farm.
However, the model farm was not a success as it was later abandoned in 1842.
Out of the 145 people that set out for the expedition, only 49 survived and went back home.