Badagry’ll soon be Africa’s tourism


Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday said his administration was determined to make Badagry a hub of tourism and resort enterprise in Africa within 24 months.

The governor, who presided over the State Executive Council meeting at the VIP Chalet in Badagry, said his administration would spare nothing to make Badagry a place for developmental projects in the state.

The governor said, “Our eyes are on Badagry, let us do something for the future. We are going to open up Badagry forever.”

Ambode, who also inspected ongoing projects and other government establishments in the area in company with members of the State Executive Council, said the decision was an immediate response to suggestions from the 2016 second quarter town hall meeting which held in Badagry on Tuesday.

He inspected the road under construction from Badagry Expressway to Whispering Palms Resort and paid an unscheduled visit to the Badagry Asphalt Plant.

The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, said it was the first time that the state government would be holding its executive council meeting in Badagry, adding that the move was commendable.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said the decision to take the meeting outside the Lagos House, Ikeja, for the first time, was an indication of the governor’s readiness to spread development to every nook and cranny of the state.