The Managing Director, Elegushi Private Beach, Lekki, Mr Yusuf Elegushi, said that the company has injected more than N100 milllion in developing the beach to its present status. Elegushi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that more funds would still be invested to make the beach an attractive centre to tourists from all over the world.
He described the establishment of the beach "as a step in the right direction to reposition Lagos as a tourist-friendly city.' The sum of N20 million was recently spent to equip the environment with necessary facilities to make the beach more attractive centre and the best of its kind in the world. We have provided maximum security guarantee as well as some swimming guards for amateur swimmers to ensure their safety," he said.
He said that if tourism centres, similar to Elegushi beach, could be established in strategic areas of Lagos, more foreign tourists would be attracted and that would fetch government huge revenue. Elegushi urged the state government to collaborate with the stakeholders in the drive to develop tourism in the state.
"The tourism sector is a major player in growing the economy. We will ensure that Lagos is able to take its rightful place in the tourism industry in the world," he said. Elegushi said that the beach had been well equipped with facilities that would position Lagos as one of the best tourism cities in the world.
More facilities would still be put in place to make the beach more attractive and suitable for sight-seeing," NAN quoted him as saying. He urged investors to show more interest in developing the nation's tourism industry.