Nigeria’s First Storey Building Records 9,009 Visitors In 2017
The first storey building in Nigeria located in Badagry, Lagos State has recorded 9,009 visitors in 2017, Mr Hodonu Daniel, the officer in charge of the site, said on Wednesday.
Daniel who stated this in Badagry added that the number of tourists that visited the 171-year-old structure was higher than the 5,140 recorded in 2016.
It would be recalled that the foundation of the building was laid in 1842 and was completed in 1845.
“We have been able to attract more tourists to this site because of the proper maintenance of the place; we have being 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,” he said.