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Lagos Beach generates N51.2m in 8 months

24 September 2013, 15:28

Lagos - The Elegushi Beach, a private concern , in Lekki, Lagos State generated N51.2 million from the sale of entry tickets from January to August against N35.4 million realised during the period in 2012, according to an official.

The Managing Director of the beach, Yusuf Elegushi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday that the increase of N 15.8 million was as a result of the aggressive publicity given the tourist’s centre.

"We generated N51.2 million from the sale of entry tickets from January to August this year.

"The record shows that Nigerians love fun; the management has also ensured that visitors and tourists to the site got value for their money.

"We have equipped it with modern facilities to make it a befitting relaxation centre of international standard,’’ he said.

According to Elegushi, a visitor to the facility pays a token of N1000 as entry fee.

He disclosed that 6,400 people, including children visited the beach monthly, adding that more than 51,200 visitors patronised the facility during the period under review.

"On weekly basis, we receive more than 1,600 visitors at the beach and on month basis, we record 51, 200 visitors on the average.’’

Elegushi said part of the money generated from the beach was invested in the maintenance of the facility.

As corporate citizens, we pay taxes and other levies to governments at all levels, he added.

He promised that the management would continue to provide adequate security at the beach for the safety of visitors.

"Security at the beach has always been the priority of management, and that will not change.

"Life is good, therefore, there is need to put in place necessary measures to safeguard it particularly at the beach,'' Elegushi said.

NAN reports that the beach was established in 2010 by the Elegushi Royal Family in Lekki.


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