25 March 2017
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday revealed plans of his administration to regenerate the Lagos Island axis of the State by transforming it into the tourism hub of not just Nigeria, but Africa.
Speaking at the commissioning of the new ultra-modern bus terminal built by the State Government in Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Governor Ambode said he is on a mission to create new aesthetics within the landscape of the Lagos Island which would create jobs and bring back the dignity of the axis.
The Governor said Lagos Island had been neglected for too long, and that the TBS ultra-modern bus terminal was the first step in the journey to totally transform the axis and return its glory.
“Our mission is to turn the Onikan-Marina-CMS axis to the tourism hub of Africa and so we decided that we would make the first contemporary bus terminal to start in the Island where the issue of transportation actually started.
“After this, the next is to go to the JK Randle Arcade and rebuild the Swimming Pool there, the Lawn Tennis court and the whole structure there starting from next month. In addition to that, we would build another Museum in the Onikan axis,” he said.
The Governor thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the release of the President Lodge in Marina to the State Government, revealing that plans have been concluded to turn the lodge into tourism centre which would be named as the Centre for Leadership and Heritage.