The Lagos State Government presented plans for floating homes on Tuesday in an effort to draw tourists and give residents of the Isale Akoka Community access to a first-rate environment.
Isale Akoka is a riverine neighborhood in the state’s Somolu Local Government Area.
Ajibike Shomade, the general manager of the Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency, provided the promise in a statement that was formally acknowledged by Mrs. Adeola Olagoke, the agency’s head of public affairs.
Shomade provided the reassurance when some Isale Akoka villagers paid her a courtesy visit.
The general manager emphasized the state’s commitment to giving its citizens a top-notch living environment.
Shomade, who is a town planner, said that the state government had a vision of providing a world-class environment that would attract tourists from all over the world to the community.
“Our vision is to develop a world-class environment for Isale Akoka Community, such as houses on water as seen in Cape Verde, that will attract tourists from all over the world.
“It is a lengthy effort that will benefit the neighborhood and be a success for the state government.
As witnessed on Oremeji Street, Alhaji Yinusa Street, and Ajayi Olaiya Street, Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu “has graciously approved the construction of roads for accessibility and has graciously started the process,” she stated.
She pledged to be actively involved in creating the region’s physical plan, which would enable the realization of the vision.
Earlier, Chief Olufemi Adebanjo, Loye 1, the traditional head of Isale Akoka, congratulated the government for keeping its election pledges.
He claimed that locals had begun noticing contractors at work in the neighborhood.
He congratulated the governor and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, on their re-election.
The courtesy visit was facilitated by the founder of Foot Print of David, Mr Seun Awobajo, who was commended for his free educational and social services to schoolchildren in the Isale Akoka and neighbouring communities.