Residents of the ancient city of Ibadan have expressed their excitement with the ongoing rehabilitation works at the Agodi Gardens, a major tourist destination in the largest city in West Africa.
Residents who spoke to IBPulse correspondent said when commissioned, the gardens would become a major site in the city; they commended the state government for undertaking the project.
“Agodi Gardens is a historic tourist center which used to be abandoned and was in ruins during previous administrations. But we thank the incumbent administration for embarking on the rehabilitation project which will restore the garden to its lost glory,” Mr. Amao Jibola told IBPulse.
Ms Omolara is another resident of the ancient city who said the rejuvenated gardens would be a major source of jobs creation.
“When fully developed, the gardens will provide jobs for many unemployed citizens who would have been recruited as thugs by politicians,” she said.
The state’s tourism board recently announced that when reopened, Agodi Gardens would create more than 1000 jobs for unemployed Nigerians and would add to the city’s growing list of tourist centers.