First storey building in Nigeria records 7,433 visitors in six months

First storey building in Nigeria
First storey building in Nigeria

The first storey in Nigeria located in Badagry, Lagos State, recorded 7,433 visitors from January 2017 to July 2017.

Hodonu Daniel, the officer in charge of the building , told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry that the tourists that visited the 171-year-old structure in the first half of 2017 were higher than those that did within the same period in 2016.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the foundation of the building was laid in 1842 and was completed in 1845.

Mr. Daniel said, “We have been able to attract more tourists to this site because of its proper maintenance and our ability to preserve its originality.

“In the first six months of 2016; 3,767 people visited the monument compared to 7,433 visitors and tourists that visited in the first six months of this year.

“We are certain that the statistics will increase in the other half of the year due to the historic nature of the site and the willingness of people to always visit.’’

He advised Nigerians to be more patriotic by visiting the various monuments in the country.

“Nigerians should imbibe the habit of visiting the various museums and monuments in the country in order to boost tourism development in the country.

“Many Nigerians prefer to visit foreign countries’ monuments but forgetting that one of the ways to improve tourism in the country is by patronising our monuments,’’ he said.

Mr. Daniel advised the Federal Government to support the management in giving the building a facelift.



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  • Factsay

    First storey building was in calabar

  • ben ikari

    point of correction: there was no nigeria in 1842 or 1845 except you mean another nigeria and not the current cheating and greedy, corrupt and underdeveloped, violent and criminal british imposed entity with mostly criminal politicians and rulers running and mismanaging business thus causing conflict and hardship, poverty with untimely deaths; a contraption created illegally from illegally formed southern and northern protectorates in 1914. therefore, what about saying the first story building in badagry, a yoruba (or otherwise) community built before the unlawful birth of nigeria, which unlawfully became independent in 1960?

    • Sam

      Ok. But it was built in a place that was later called Nigeria. Does that settle the quarrel?

  • Mamman Bako

    If you charge N100 per visit, you would have the money to maintain, recreate and manage the building. Must everything be government?!
    Christen it ‘Visitors’ Maintained Building’, and visitors will happily pay.

  • curseless

    I congratulate Mr Daniel for maintaining that historical building. The fact of the matter is Nigerians have not been sensitized to know and appreciate the role antiquity plays in enhancing cultural and social values of a nation. Our past tells our stories, stimulates our sense of identity and propels our resolve for the future. I know for a fact that if you go to many states to geopolitical zones one will find offices for archival and antiquity but how involved or relevant these places are is another story by itself. It is about time the government start to sensitize the new generation on this matter.