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Government should open up Badagry for tourism, says Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appealed to the Federal Government to open up Badagry to boost commerce, businesses and tourism potentials of the axis.

Sanwo-Olu stated this yesterday when Chairman, Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, led members of the organising committee for the yearly ‘Door of Return’ to pay him a courtesy visit at the State House, Marina.

The governor stressed that ‘Badagry’ had become a brand recognised globally over the years as a tourism destination in Nigeria.

“The potentials in the tourism sector are enormous and that is why we have included them as part of our agenda to take Lagos to an enviable height.

“No matter how people take tourism to another location, if you have historic presence somewhere, they will still come back to the historic base,” the governor said.

Sanwo-Olu said that the government would provide both operational and logistic supports for the event scheduled for October to assist Africans in Diaspora reunite with their ancestral home.

Also, he said that his administration would work with Diaspora Commission and residents of the community “to further boost the potentials that could be got from the community.”

Dabiri-Erewa said that this year’s event was designed to mark the 400th-year since slave trade started and ended in Africa, noting that aside boosting the tourism of the state, the event would afford participants the opportunity to reunite with their ancestral root.


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