Representative of Lagos State Governor & Acting Commissioner, Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola (2nd left), cutting the tape to officially open the upgraded Tinubu Square at Lagos Island on Friday, January 27, 2017. (L-R) With her Sole Administrator, Lagos Island Local Government, Alhaji Nasir Musa; Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business District (CBD), Mr. Agboola Dabiri; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mr. Adewale Ashimi and Sole Administrator, Lagos Island East Local Council Development, Hon. Abiola Aare.

By Ololade Olabisi/Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday, vowed that his administration would continue to preserve cultural and historical sites across the State and develop them to international standard to boost tourism, employment generation and relaxation.

Governor Ambode spoke while commissioning the newly upgraded Tinubu Square Fountain in Lagos Island.

He said many initiatives have been perfected by the State Government to scale up the tourism potentials of the State, especially through upgrade of infrastructures and preservation of monuments in the State.

The Governor, who was represented by the Special Adviser and Acting Commissioner of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon Adebimpe Akinshola, said the decision to renovate Tinubu Square was informed by the need to upgrade it to a level that befit the status of the Lagos Central Business District (CBD).

Besides, he said, the development was also part of the plan of his administration to develop the Marina and Onikan axis to world class tourism destination.

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