No fewer than 30 checkpoints on the Mile 2/Badagry Expressway have continued to affect the growth of tourism in the Badagry area of Lagos State. Olusegun Onilude, the Chairman, Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.
He spoke on the sideline of the Badagry Tourism Stakeholders’ Forum held at Hunwaji Apartment, Badagry. He said that the checkpoints were being manned by officers and men of the Nigeria Police, the Nigeria Customs Service, the NDLEA, Port health, FRSC, and Man o’War Nigeria.
“Tourism is a goldmine to any country and Badagry is blessed with so many monuments. So, we are determined to transform the entire Badagry corridors to a regional economic hub in Africa. For tourism industry to thrive, we must ensure that our environments are clean and friendly to visitors just as security is also extremely important in this aspect.
“The numerous checkpoints on the expressway have a relative impediment on travel time and discourage tourists from coming to Badagry. We must enhance our security without discouraging legitimate travel to Badagry so the numerous checkpoints on the road must be reduced,” he said. Read more