The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and the State Commissioner for Tourism and Intergovernmental Relations, Mr. Disun Holloway, have inspected some monuments and tourist sites along the Badagry axis of the State as part of efforts of the State Government towards exploiting the tourism potentials of Badagry while creating job opportunities and empowering the youths.
The Governor, who led other members of the State Executive Council, inspected ongoing projects which include the Viekete Slave Market at Posukoh Quarters and the reclamation site of the Marina shoreline.
Fashola, while expressing his government’s determination to reposition tourism and create jobs, restated the commitment of his administration to making life meaningful for the citizenry. He maintained that the expansion of the Lagos Badagry Expressway was part of government’s resolve to bring further development to the State.
According to him, the State Government is constructing the road network around the historical town as part of its resolve to develop the axis. He opined that with the right infrastructure in place, there is bound to be an influx of tourists, adding that this will indirectly generate income for the State and provide jobs for the citizenry.
While conducting the Governor and other cabinet members round the sites, the Commissioner explained that the purpose of the visit was to get an update on ongoing projects in order to attend to the challenges facing consultants and contractors. He pledged the Ministry’s determination in ensuring that all projects are completed soon.
The State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Commissioner for Works, Obafemi Hamzat, and his Health counterpart, Jide Idris, were among those who joined the Governor on project inspection of the Lagos State VIP Chalets.