Lagos Refurbishes Apapa Amusement Park, Plans To Build More
TOWARDS boosting the economy of the state, Lagos State Government has given a face-lift to the Apapa Amusement park through renovation.
Partnering with a new concessioner, Messrs. Crystal Cubes, Lagos hopes to restore the value derived from visiting the park.
Speaking at the commissioning in Lagos recently, State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Folorunso Folarin-Coker said: “the renovation was necessary to return the value derived from visiting the park”.
Stating that the old structure of the park was causing security challenges to the neighborhood, Folarin-Coker said: “The collapsed edifice did not only take away leisure and entertainment from children, the youths and adults of the area, but also created an opportunity for nefarious activities by hoodlums, who make use of the old collapsed site as their abode.”
Folarin-Coker noted that the project, which is a tripartite development of the Lagos State Government, and other five local Councils of the state as well as the concessionaire, was a significant step to the promise of the administration to ensure effective use of tourism, hospitality, entertainment and sports as a measure to boost the economy of the state.
According to him, the park is expected to regenerate family value and bonds in the state.
Folarin-Coker further disclosed that the State Government has the vision to build amusement and theme parks in five areas of the state with Epe, Ikorodu and Badagry in the lead.