Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ogun to renovate site of October 2005 Bellview plane crash

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Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun

The Lisa Memorial Arcade can rake in huge revenues for Ogun State, commissioner said.

 

The dilapidated Lisa Memorial Arcade, site of the October 2005 ill-fated air crash which claimed 117 lives, will soon be rehabilitated.

The Ogun State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Olu Odeyemi, revealed this on Friday during a fact-finding visit to the site.

He said that the move would be taken as part of measures to encourage tourism.

The Commissioner lamented the sorry state of the site and blamed it on the past administration. He said the present administration was committed to tourism development, and would do the needful to transform the site into a befitting tourist centre.

While inspecting some of the self help projects in the community, Mr. Odeyemi lauded the community head for his initiatives on community development, saying that a health centre within the community will soon be completed and provided with necessary amenities and personnel for the benefit of the people.

Welcoming the Commissioner and his entourage earlier, the Community head, Oladele Odugbemi lamented at the neglect of the arcade, adding that it has led to a drastic reduction in the number of tourists recorded in the early days of the incident.

Another community leader, Adeyinka Adefunmiloye, underscored the need for the rehabilitation of the access road to the site. He said if that was done, more tourists would be attracted which would enhance revenue generation.

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