An appeal has gone to the Federal and Lagos State Governments to complete very quickly the ongoing recontruction of the Lagos -Badagry Expressroad and its waterways.
Mrs Ebele Enemchukwu, a former Mrs Nigeria United Nations and Mrs Tourism United Nations at different times, made the appeal on Saturday.
Enemchukwu spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during a tour of tourism sites and where slave masters used to chain their slaves in the ancient town of Badagry.
NAN reports that the tour was part of the activities ahead of the 15th AKWAABA African Travel and Tourism Market slated for Sept. 22, 2019 to Sept.24, 2019 in Lagos.
The programme was also to welcome Africans in the Diaspora back to their root and commemorate 400 years after the first slave ship was docked in South America in 1619 with slaves from Africa.
She said that after 400 years of freedom from slavery, Badagry was still playing a significant role in Africa slave history and must not be abandoned; rather it should be guarded and be promoted for international recognition.
Enemchukwu who spoke about her experience during a boat cruise to Badagry and a return trip to Lagos from Badagry through the road decried the deplorable state of the road network and the waterways.
She, however, called on the Federal Government to rehabilitate the road network leading to Badagry considering the relevance of the ancient town to history and tourism development in the country.
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