Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lawmaker hails Ambode over development of tourism infrastructure

Lawmaker hails Ambode over development of tourism infrastructure
The Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Tourism, Arts and Culture on Wednesday applauded Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for prioritising development of the tourism infrastructure in the state.

The Chairman of the committee, Mr Elliot Desmond, gave the commendation while on an oversight visit to inspect ongoing construction work at the Eko Tourist Resort, Akodo, in Ibeju Lekki area of the state.

Desmond, who was on the visit alongside other committee members, said the project was capable of bringing economic development to the state.

He expressed satisfaction at the pace of work and commended the contractor and management of the resort.

“One of the core objectives of the Ambode administration is development of tourism infrastructure as a drive to attract investors, create employment in the creative industry and boost revenue drive of the state.

“To be honest with you, I am highly impressed with the level of work going on at the resort,’’ the lawmaker said

He said that the Assembly would continue to support the executive arm in making sure that the dividends of democracy are achieved through developmental project.

Responding, the Manager of the resort Mrs Kikelomo Oyemade, said the first phase of the project would be completed in October 2017, while the second phase would be completed in 24 months.

According to her, the first phase, when completed, will include 140 rooms, a gymnasium, swimming pool, cinema, among others.

She said that the second phase, which would be hotel style, had 150 rooms with Olympic-size swimming pool, conference room, gym centre and other things.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committee had earlier visited Badagry Slavery Trade Centre, Slave Point of No Return Gberefu, Badagry, Shoreline Protection Project, Badagry and Ejirin Slave Trade Market in Epe among others.