The first ever storey building In Nigeria located in Badagry, Lagos State, recorded 7,433 visitors from January 2017 to July 2017 according to Hodonu Daniel, the officer in charge of the building.
The foundation for the building which was laid in 1842 and was completed in 1845.
The officer in charge said tourists that visited the 171 year old building were more than the numbers recorded last year within the same period.
Mr Hodonu said “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.”
The officer said he was certain the number of visitors would increase due to the historic nature of the site.
He advised Nigerians to be more aware of such historic buildings in the country and he also urged the federal government to support the management in giving the building a facelift.