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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND MONUMENTS IN LAGOS

Lagos State is a tourist haven. Of Nigeria’s over 700 km Atlantic sandy beaches, the State has the majority with its 180 km coconut-fringed Atlantic littoral which consists of several beaches rising to about 20 between Badagry in the west and Lekki in the east. Foremost among the State’s beaches, which are glittering beauty of its aquatic splendour, are the following:
Bar Beach, Victoria Island Atlas Cove, Apapa
Lekki Beach Light House, Apapa
Maiyegun, Victoria Island Kuramo Waters, Victoria Island
Alpha Beach, Eti-Osa Hermitage Resort, Tiye, Ibeju-Lekki
Whispering Palms Resort, Iworo Ibeshe, Ikorodu
Eleko/Akodo, Ibeju-Lekki Suntan Resort, Sapo, Badagry
Tarkwa Bay, Apapa Topo Island, Badagry
Ogogoro Island Eko Tourist Beach Resort, Akodo
Snake Island, Apapa Gbethrome, Badagry
5 Divisions of the State Monuments of different shades
La Campagne Tropicana Resort,

Okun Folu

Aside the above, the State is a tourist delight with regard to its historical and cultural engagements with early European explorers, merchants and innovators thus resulting in several monumental masterpieces including but not limited to the following:

Ikeja Tourist Sites

Lagos State Government Secretariat Ikeja House, Alausa, Ikeja
Lagos State House of Assembly Complex, [Parliament Building] Alausa, Ikeja
Lagos Television and Radio Lagos/Eko F.M., Agidingbi Ikeja
Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja [Hub of aviation in West Africa]
LASU Ethnography Museum, Oba Ogunji Road, Ogba, Agege
Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau, PSSDC Road, Magodo, Kosofe
Statue of Lagos Idejo Chiefs – megacity’s traditional land gentry
Third Mainland Bridge/Outer Ring Road Complex
Isheri/River Ogun – Cradle of Awori and Lagos indigenous population

Badagry Tourist Sites

First Storey Building in Nigeria, – constructed by the CMS [Anglican Mission] in 1845
Ologe Forest Reserve, Ologe, Ilogbo, off Badagry Expressway
Relics of Slave Trade, Badagry-Mobee Compound, Seriki Abass Slave Barraccoon [1847]; Boeko, Boekoh Quarters, Vlekete Slave Market, Posukoh Quarters – Badagry where the Lander Brothers were tried in 1825
Palace of De Wheno Aholu [King] Menu Toyi 1, Akran of Badagry, Jegba Quarters
Agia Cenotaph, Badagry – site where Christianity was first preached in Nigeria in 1842
Nigeria – Benin Republic International Border, Seme, Badagry
Ogu Toplisen Shrine, Hunto Quarters, Badagry – where Badagry Monarchs [Aholu] are crowned
Trade Fair Complex, Ojo [site of annual Lagos International Trade Fair]
Tomb of George Fremingo, [1620] alias Huntokonu, first slave merchant in Badagry
Early Missionaries’ Cemetery [1845], Hospital Road, Ahovikoh Quarters, Badagry
Lagos State University, [LASU], Ojo
Ogu Stately Drums [Sato] introduced in 1543 – Akarakumo
Nigeria – French Language Village, Badagry, Inter-University Centre for French Language Studies
Badagry Museum [Old British District Officer’s Building], Marina, Badagry
Atlantic Slave Route/Port [Badagry – Marina and Gberefu Beach]
Whispering Palms [Recreation Resort], Iworo

Ikorodu Tourist Sites

Palace of the Ayangburen of Ikorodu,
Iledi Oshugbo Abalaiye Ikorodu: sacred groove for the installation of Ikorodu Kings
Egbin Thermal Station, Egbin, largest thermal power facility in Africa [home to Lagos Independent Power Project]
Ikorodu Lighter Port Terminal, lpakodo
Ijede Warm Springs
Cradoo Lake Waterfront, Ipakodo and Ibeshe
Voice of Nigeria [VON] Transmitting Station, Ikorodu
Lagos State Polytechnic, Odogunyan, Ikorodu

Lagos Tourist Sites

lga Idunganran, Isale-Eko, – Official residence of the Oba [King] of Lagos since 1670
Brazilian Quarters [Campos] — Home to Hispanic returnees and Brazilian architecture
Lagos Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos
Tinubu Square – Nigeria’s premier CBD and hub of commercial/financial services
National Theatre, lganmu, Lagos – Nigeria’s ‘Cultural Village’ and centre of arts
Lagos Central Mosque, Nnamdi Azikwe St., Tinubu, Lagos – Seat of Islamic activities
National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos – Nigeria’s Premier ‘Sports City’

Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

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