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May 27, 2024

Minister  Urges Lagos Govt. to Maximise Tourism Potential of Epe Abundant Fishing Heritage

The Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John, is spearheading efforts to elevate Epe into a vibrant tourism hub, highlighting its abundant fishing heritage.

During her recent tour of Epe’s key attractions, including the Oju Alaro Shrine and the Marina Waterfront, Ade-John urged the Lagos State Government to establish a vibrant fish market to draw in tourists. 

She also emphasized the importance of community involvement in maintaining cleanliness at these sites, highlighting the need for locals to take pride in preserving Epe’s cultural heritage.

Expressing her enthusiasm for Epe’s considerable tourism potential, Ade-John pledged support to attract more visitors to the area. “We are committed to promoting Epe as a must-visit destination,” she stated, emphasizing the importance of keeping the sites tidy to enhance their appeal.

Ade-John also drew attention to the abundance of colonial buildings in Epe, urging the community to cherish and preserve these historical landmarks. “Epe boasts beautiful beaches, mangroves, seafood, and more—all of which are attractions for backpackers,” she remarked, underscoring the town’s natural beauty and cultural significance.

Echoing Ade-John’s sentiments, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu recently emphasized the tourism potential of the Badagry area during an inspection tour. 

Sanwo-Olu highlighted the importance of completing ongoing projects and preserving heritage sites to enhance Badagry’s tourism appeal. 

His visit to various tourist centers, including the Slave Museum International and the First Storey Building, demonstrates the government’s commitment to promoting tourism across Lagos State.

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