The move is part of tourism-boosting efforts 

The Lagos State Government has disclosed plans to rehabilitate some landmark monuments and tourist centres across the state.

A press statement from the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Tourism and Inter-Governmental Relations, Morounranti Alebiosu, on Tuesday, identified some of the tourist sites to be rehabilitated as the Old Daily Times office on Kakawa Street, Tinubu Square, Glover Hall, Freedom Park, and the first mosque in the state.

Other sites of interest to the government include: the location of Nigeria?s first commissioned pipe-borne water; its first public toilet at Isale Eko; and the Freedom Park in Lagos.

The statement said that inspection of the sites and monuments had already started across the state, to come up with relevant recommendations for the state government.

Meanwhile, the statement further disclosed that government?s interest in developing the sites was ?to return the lost glory of the tourist sites in the state.?

It also stated that the monuments will not lose their originality in the process of rehabilitation.

?The rehabilitation of the sites will boost tourism in the state. The present administration is determined to preserve the rich cultural heritage of Lagos State,” the statement read.

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