Lagos to restore hospitality activities in tourism cruise boat


The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said arrangement was on to restore the 350 capacity Eko Tourist cruise boat it bought in 1998.

Mr Ashamu Fadipe, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Tourism and Inter-governmental Relations, spoke with  in Lagos.

Fadipe said that after the rehabilitation of the boat, the state government planned to convert the facility into a stationary floating lounge for leisure, relaxation and social engagements.

“Government has decided to put back to use the 350 capacity Eko Tourist cruise boat purchased by the state in 1998.

“We intend to rehabilitate and convert the vessel into a floating event facility that will attract various corporate and social events.

“After going through rigorous bidding process, Exclusive Lounge Ltd., Lagos was given the nod to rehabilitate the boat.

“The boat is expected to start operation soon,’’ he said.

Fadipe said that the state government was determined to make the state the preferred destination for business and leisure travellers.

He said that the ministry would continue to operate within the framework of partnership arrangement in its drive to develop the tourism opportunities in the state.

Fadipe said that tourism was one of the items on the Lagos State transformation agenda.

“This administration is committed to make Lagos city a preferred tourist destination in Africa and a one stop shop for business and leisure travellers, ‘’ he said.

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

Share post:




More like this

Gbajabiamila dissolves 9th Assembly

June 7,2023. Memories and emotions went high on Wednesday during...

No Senator has withdrawn support for me – Akpabio

June 7,2023. AHEAD of the inauguration of the 10th National...

Court remands 33-year-old teacher for alleged armed robbery

June 7,2023. A Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered...
Verified by MonsterInsights