Saturday, May 9, 2009

Lagos Gets New Zoological Garden

Lagos Gets New Zoological Garden
Saturday, May 09, 2009 - Bankole Adeshina and Laolu Adeyemi

A FIRM, Woodfields Farm and Theme Park, has established a 15-hectare zoological garden on Lagos-Epe road to boost the tourism potentials of Lagos State.

The garden, which is home to exotic animals from around the world, is the brainchild of Mr. Oladipo Bali, a legal practitioner and scuba diver.

According to the Facility Manager, Abayomi Dawodu, the project has gulped over N200 million so far and is entirely a private initiative intended to fulfill the dream of enhancing eco-tourism and its sustainable development in Lagos.

He added: "It is also to enhance the educational and excursion curriculum of school students from all over Nigeria, private and public, by providing detailed lectures on animals, farming, fish farming, indigenous fresh water fish and all sort of water fish."

According to Dawodu, the farm will also create direct employment for about 5,000 Lagosians.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a great development in our state. It sees lagos join a long list of tourist destinations that have zoos as standard attraction. Well done