Hodonu Daniel "5,140 tourists visited first storey building in Nigeria"

The first storey building in Nigeria located in Badagry, Lagos State, reportedly hosted 5,140 visitors from January to December 2016.

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The first storey building in Nigeria located in Badagry, Lagos State, reportedly hosted 5,140 visitors from January to December 2016.

The site’s facility manager, Mr Hodonu Daniel told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that tourists who visited the 171-year-old- structure last year were higher than corresponding years.

“We have been able to attract more tourists to this site because of the proper maintenance of the place and we have been able to preserve its originality. In year 2015, those that visited the site were 3,457 but we were able to increase the number due to the historic nature of this site.

“The peak period is usually during Christmas, New Year, Easter, Sallah and whenever students are in session,” he said.

 

He said Nigerians should be more patriotic in visiting the various monuments in the country.

“Nigerians should imbibe the habit of visiting the various museums and monuments in the country in order to boost tourism development in the country. Students patronise the building more than others and that isn’t good enough,” he told NAN.

NAN reported that the foundation of the building was laid in 1842 and construction was completed in 1845.

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