Ambode: We’re Already Replicating Dubai in Lagos


· Pledges to expand tourism potentials in Badagry, Epe

Gboyega Akinsanmi

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday unveiled another ambitious plan of his administration – that he was working to replicate Dubai, a United Arab Emirate (UAE) city, in Lagos.

He also revealed the plan to expand tourism potentials of Badagry and Epe which, he said, would bring new investors and at the same time boost the state’s internally generated revenue (IGR).

He made the disclosures during an inspection of on-going projects across the state alongside some members of the State Executive Council during which he flagged off the Epe-Marina Lagoon reclamation project.

He explained that the lagoon reclamation project was aimed at giving a fillip to the tourism potentials of the state, noting that the projects in Epe and Badagry would look like those of Dubai in United Arab Emirates (UAE) when completed.

He said the reclamation project “will be completed by the end of August, this year.The Epe-Marina Lagoon reclamation project is a complete redevelopment of project site to facilitate development of the area and promote tourism.”

The governor explained that the project “comes with sand filling to the lagoon up to about 200 meters and dualization of the network of roads in the axis with functional walkways.”

Further details later