Lagos To Transform Presidential Lodge

Lagos To Transform Presidential Lodge

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Added by December 13, 2017

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state says the Presidential Lodge in Marina will be transformed into a National Heritage Centre for Leadership.

He made the disclosure on Tuesday during the official handover of the property.

Ambode described the development as a sign that President Muhammadu Buhari meant well for Lagos.

He said that “to be here on this historic day; on a day that actually finalises the intention of Mr. President to bring positive change to Lagos.

“We want to sincerely appreciate President Buhari who has graciously approved that the Presidential Lodge be released to Lagos State and for the use of Lagos State.

“The minister just said we have been trying to get this asset for the last twenty years.

“We are pleased that on a day like this. It is my predecessor and present Minister of Works who is now doing the final handing over of which he had also been part of that process to get this asset back to Lagos.”

Continuing, Ambode said that “this is a sign of greater things and greater collaboration between the Federal Government and Lagos State.

“We believe strongly that this singular gesture is part of what will improve the economy of Lagos because our intention is to turn that particular asset into a national monument.

“We can christen it National Heritage Centre for Leadership. We will use it also as a tourist centre to bring Nigerians and foreigners to come to Nigeria and as well use it as a means of improving on the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria.”

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