Lagos reactivates tourist infrastructure

Posted: January 19, 2018 in general

Lagos TourismLags State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has disclosed that said his administration had embarked on projects to regenerate, redesign and reactivate special cultural and tourist infrastructure in the state.

Ambode who spoke, last Tuesday, at the ground-breaking for the redevelopment of the J.K Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture in Onikan, noted that on completion, the projects would be converted to centres for recreation, tourism and entertainment.

“At the inception of this administration, we made a promise to Lagosians that we will  execute only programmes and projects that will be to the benefits of all our people.

“We identified some areas for special attention in our bid to accelerate growth and development. One of the areas we have identified which holds a lot of potential and opportunities for high growth and employment, is tourism.

“It is an area in which a little investment in infrastructure will generate a lot of economic activities, leading to job creation. One of such edifices is the J.K Randle Centre which was originally built in 1928,’’ Ambode said.

The governor who said that the new J. K. Randle Centre would consist of an exhibition centre, a library, a multi-purpose hall, learning spaces, restaurant and lounges, revealed that the centre would retain its swimming pool and sports facilities and also have a pavilion for stage performances.

According to Ambode, the government had also embarked on the development of the Eko Park which would comprise the Lagos Heritage Centre for Leadership at the former Presidential Lodge, Marina, adding further the park would also comprise of the Lagos Historical Centre at the former State House, Marina, a Lagos Museum and the erection of a 55-foot Eyo statue at the Lagos History Centre.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure, Mr Ade Akinsanya said that the projects would improve tourism and cultural activities on Lagos Island, alongside the National Museum.


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