Dauda Kako-Are, Accord Party member, representing Lagos State’s Mushin 1 Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, said he would take 2,000 intending picnickers from his constituency to the Sultan Beach on Easter Monday.
Mr. Kako-Are told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos that this would afford them the opportunity to relax in a natural setting devoid of the hustling and bustling of the city centre.
He said it had been his culture to take some members of his constituency to tourist sites during Easter celebration.
The lawmaker said that no less than 2,000 intending picnickers had already shown interests in the exercise and more were still registering.
He said that the aim was to give back to the society and an avenue for people to enjoy the dividends of democracy.
“I believe my people need to enjoy the dividends of democracy and this is an avenue to do so.
“I will be responsible for the expenses and not the constituency because I do not want my people to be overburdened,’’ he said.
Mr. Kako-Are said the idea was also to enable people know the tourism potentials in the state, adding that the beach was one of the best sites located in Badagry.
NAN reports that Mr. Kako-Are had been responsible for free school bus ride for primary and secondary school pupils in the area.
He was also providing clean water and monthly allowances for adults and the elderly in his constituency. (NAN)