Lagos to revive heritage sites in Epe, Badagry, others

Lagos State says it has concluded plans to revive all the heritage sites in five local council areas to reposition the tourism sector.

Mr Olatunji Seymour, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Tourism, made this known in Lagos on Friday.

Seymour said that the sites were those in Epe, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island and Ikeja.

He said the aim was to attract local and international tourists to the sites.

He said that the facelift would be done in batches because the dilapidated structures in the sites required urgent government attention.

According to him, the project will commence soon and will be completed in earnest.

“This current administration is committed to the development of the tourism sector to serve as a good source of revenue generation.

“The industry will be the highest revenue generating sector in few years’ time and will create thousands of employment opportunities,” he said.

Seymour appealed to residents to desist from vandilizing government structures built for the benefit of the people.