The Managing Director, Elegushi Private Beach, Lekki, Mr
Yusuf Elegushi, said last Thursday that the company had injected more than N100
milllion in developing the beach to its present status.
Elegushi said in Lagos that more funds would still be
invested to make the beach an attractive centre to tourists from all over the
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 20 million naira 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
“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
“More facilities would still be put in place to make the
beach more attractive and suitable for sight-seeing,” NAN quotes him as saying.
He urged investors to show more interest in developing the
nation’s tourism industry.