The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu has stated that the plan of his administration is to harness Badagry tourism and growth potentials through the provision of the 5.5km-long road in the area.
This was disclosed on Monday 25th January 2021 by the Governor, ably represented by the Lagos State Ministry of Works’ Spokesman, Mr. Adesina Odunuga, during the inauguration of the reconstruction of 5.5 kilometres Hospital Road in Badagry.
Sanwo-olu stated that the transformation of Badagry into a tourism and industrial hub would be part of the state’s administration infrastructure drive.
“Our plan is to harness Badagrys tourism and growth potentials through the provision of this 5.5km-long road. We have planned the execution and the completion of this road in two phases.
“Once the road is completed, there will be corresponding economic benefits in form of new clusters of industries, commercial growth and general ease of transporting goods”. He said
The Governor also disclosed that the road would be reconstructed as a dual carriage-way to connect Idale, Povita, Topo and Ajido communities to Lagos-Badagry Expressway via Joseph Dosu Road.
“The road strategically services the Badagry Marina where several tourism centres such as Agiya Tree Monument, First Storey Building and Early Missionary Cemetery in Nigeria including Slave Trade Relics /Point of No Return, Heritage Museum, Eko Theatre, Badagry VIP Chalets and a host of others are located.” Sanwoolu added.