Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says his administration would develop and improve on policies that would engender a sustainable environment.
Sanwo-Olu also reaffirmed the commitment to transform Lagos Into a preferred tourist destination.
He was speaking at the inauguration of an ultra-modern Recreational Park in Oregun area of Ikeja named after a foremost medical practitioner and elder statesman, Dr Abayomi Finnih.
The Governor, was represented by his wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu.
“The milestone we have achieved in the conceptualization and execution of some of our set projects and agendas especially as it pertains to the environment at the dawn of this administration is the manifestation of our determination to ensure a healthy and prosperous Lagos.
“The commissioning of Dr. Oluyomi Abayomi Finnih Recreational Park today, has further affirmed our commitment to guaranteeing an enviable and sustainable environment that will ensure the wellbeing of the citizens and also help achieve our desire to actualize the status of Lagos not only as the commercial hub of the nation but also as a preferred tourist destination,” he said
Highlighting the importance of parks to healthy development of every metropolitan city and social bonding, the Governor explained that parks benefit the economy and improve the general well-being of the citizenry, while also serving as a place to significantly impact children as well as an avenue for families to spend quality time together.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment, Mr Tunji Bello maintained that the construction of the park was in line with the vision of Governor Sanwo-Olu to handed down an enduring legacy in the area of sustainable environment and recreation even for better and improved health for residents.
He said the park would ease the pressure being experienced at parks and gardens in many parts of the state.
The General Manager, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola said the facility occupies a total land area of 7408.899 square meters with soft and hard landscaping, mini zoo, art arcade, bicycle track, botanical garden among others.
She mentioned that additional trappings at the facility included ornamental plants, palms, garden seats, trees of various types, garden lights, gazebos with seats, playgrounds for adults and children, irrigation facility, toilet facilities, administrative block and parking area.