This historical tourist attraction had 9,009 visitors in 2017
The first storey building in Nigeria has been frequently visited in 2017 more than it was in 2016.
This is almost double the number of visitors recorded in 2016 which was just 5,140 that visited the 171-year-old structure. The foundation of the building was laid in 1842 and was completed in 1845.
Daniel said, "We have been able to attract more tourists to this site because of the proper maintenance of the place; we have to be able to preserve its originality. The figure was higher than the corresponding year due to the genuine efforts made to attract tourists to the historic sites despite the daunting challenges we faced. I’m sure that the patronage would be higher this year."
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He also urged the government to speed up the rehabilitation of the Badagry expressway so as to increase patronage of tourist sites in Badagry.
"The major challenges that we face is the deplorable state of the road, as this discourages tourists from coming to the various historic sites in the city. The government should speed up the rehabilitation of the road so as to increase patronage of various sites in the city," he said.
Daniel also said the Federal and State government should give the structure a face lift, noting that it was only the Anglican Church that was carrying out the task.
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