A Member of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Hon. Setonji David, has said that the state government could earn billions of Naira if Badagry tourist attractions were duly harnessed.
David, representing Badagry Constituency II disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos.
According to him, there are very many tourist attractions yet to be tapped by the state government to boost the revenue generation of the state.
The lawmaker, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development said that development of such tourist attractions would further provide help to the state in this times of economic hardship.
“Badagry area has a long stretch of waterfronts, beaches and lagoon and many other tourist attractions which have the potential of boosting economic development.
“The governor saw the potentials. There is so much economic value in tourism. It is known all over the world that tourism is the highest economic resource.
“When the government develop tourism, a lot of money will accrue to the state. There are so many economic activities in tourism.
“If tourism in Badagry alone is fully developed, it can generate billions of naira for the state without any exaggeration,” he said.
David, however, said that Gov. Ambode had identified so many of such tourist attractions during his recent visit to the area for a-three-day town hall meeting.
He added, “People go on vacation to the United States of America, Britain and United Arab Emirates and other countries for tourism. If Badagry is well developed, people would come from all over the world to visit the state and this would generate a lot of money for us.”
The lawmaker said that the area had been adjudged by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni as the most peaceful part of the state
Meanwhile, David appealed for the extension of the 10 lanes Badagry Expressway project from Okokomaiko to the end of the road in Ajara roundabout area, The Nation reports.