Business booms at the Slave Port tourist site in Badagry.
The Boat Operators Association, Badagry Chapter, has said that the number of tourists visiting the Slave Port in Badagry, Lagos State, for the yuletide has increased.
The spokesman of the association, Micheal Nonayo, said that there had been an influx of tourists to the Slave Port.
Many Africans were taken through the Slave Port and it was called, “Point of No Return”.
Mr. Nonayo said that members of the association had in the last few days witnessed increased patronage by tourists, a situation that had fetched them more money.
“A lot of visitors board our boats for us to ferry them to the tourist’s site called the Point of No Return.
“In fact, a boat goes for more than five times a day while there are many boats doing same rounds,” Mr. Nonayo said.
He said that the safety of passengers and that of the operators are always taken seriously, especially after the training organised by the state government for the operators.
He said the boat operators ensured that no operator exceeded the passenger capacity of every boat per trip.
“We ensure that operators follow the guidelines we learnt during the training.
“We have life jackets for everyone on board. There is First Aid box and the operators have better knowledge of how to relate with the passengers,” Mr. Nonayo said. “Tourist attraction sites are quite huge income earner for everyone and they expose even an uneducated person involved in the business.”
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