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Lagos to make Badagry tourist attraction centre — Sanwo-Olu

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, stated his administration’s resolve to turn Badagry into a tourist attraction centre.

Sanwo-Olu said the ancient city with several historical and tourist sites, has a lot to offer to the world.

He spoke during a working tour of tourism sites and projects in Badagry, accompanied by cabinet members and some legislators.

Among the sites visited were the Slave Market Museum International Vlekete Badagry, which was recently restored and upgraded by the administration.

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Others were Badagry Heritage Museum, the seat of the fallen Agia Tree where Christianity was first preached in 1842, the first-storey building in Nigeria, the first Christian burial site, the Hospital Road construction project, and the Old Governor’s Lodge, a purpose-built 70-room and hotel complex, and the Point of No Return, where slaves were taken to different parts of the world during the slave trade era.

Speaking to journalists after the tour, Sanwo-Olu said his administration would complete ongoing projects in Badagry and restock some of the heritage sites to tell a compelling story about what Badagry holds for the tourism potential of Nigeria.

“For us, it is to complete the ongoing projects that we have seen, to restock some of the heritage sites that we have seen, to generally preserve what we have, and to speak a compelling story about what Badagry holds for the tourism potential of our country.”