The Aremo of Iworo Kingdom in Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State ,Prince Olu Kosoko, while considering the prospect of the ancient city has said that it has the potential to be the next Dubai of Africa by 2030 if infrastructure are developed.
Prince Olu described Badagry as an aquatic endowment for water sports, leisure and commercial activities but these are not tapped into to exploit the tourism opportunities.
“The only key difference between Dubai and Badagry is infrastructure. There is the absence of major modern infrastructure in Badagry but strategic efforts are in motion by all stakeholders to prepare it as an attraction in Lagos,” Prince Kosoko noted.
The Aremo is also a Principal Consultant of Alpha Gravida Consulting and a professional in brand management and destination branding.
He, though has been has spent some years in the United Kingdom, has also not forgotten his roots and has decided to use his knowledge to bring growth to Badagry.
He further stated that “Badagry can be our next Dubai of Africa by 2030 because of its great historical monuments, rich African heritage and authentic natural environment.”
He believes that the oil discovery in Badagry is also an avenue to drive investment in the town hence he seek the cooperation of all stakeholders to actualise a better Badagry.