Lagos Gov. Sanwo-Olu Visits La Campagne Tropicana Resort


By Justina Uzo Okpanku

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has visited La Campagne Resort, a tropical getaway that allows you to escape the stress of city life and breathe again.

Sanwo-Olu popped into the nature sanctuary recently after the business of the day, which included a tour of the Lagos Free Trade Zone on the Lekki corridor. The La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is less than 20 minutes away from the Free Zone. The governor and his entourage were well-received and entertained. Ara Thunder, the lady talking drummer and songstress, gave a brilliant performance. Not done, other dancers presented choreographed Zulu Dance.

Sanwo-Olu, who was in high spirits mingled freely with the performers and others present. No doubt, the small crowd was pleased and they had photo opportunity with their governor.

For close to three hours, Sanwo-Olu explored, and must have experienced the magic of La Campagne resort. The Governor who was in high spirits praised the CEO of La Champagne resort, Mr. Wanle Akinbobiye and his staff for the good work they are doing in raising the bar high in the hospitality industry. He restated Lagos State government’s commitment to develop tourism.

Sanwo-Olu pledged his commitment to the entertainment and tourism industry in Lagos State. “I may not be able to see each and every one of you tomorrow but I have a big plan for this your industry. So, believe in yourself, believe in your creativity, if you are a dancer, dance very well, if you are a drummer, drum out well, if you are a model and you are called forward, just be the best in your class.
“There is no shortcut in business or life. Whatever you find yourself doing, just make sure that you are the best and do it with all your energy and your heart because somebody somewhere is looking at you. And you will be great.”

Sanwo-Olu is not a first-time visitor to the resort situated in Ikegun Village, Ibeju Lekki. He had visited many years ago before he became the No.1 citizen of Lagos State. I am sure a lot of you have not heard about La Campagne on Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja. That was where it all started.

“But over the years he (Akinboboye) moved here. I have been here before and I have slept in your chalet here many times. But coming here this evening, I told him that this place has changed a lot for the better. I remember that there was no wall somewhere there, just so that you know that I know this place.”

Akinboboye, who was apparently delighted by the visit, expressed appreciation to the governor, saying it was historic. “In all these years that I have been here transforming this zone, creating jobs and various opportunities for the people and community to develop, Governor Babajide Sanwo–Olu is the first governor of Lagos State to come and sit down with us and honour us like this,” he said.

He appealed to the governor to create a tourism zone along the Lekki corridor. “I want to seize this opportunity to appeal to His Excellency to consider the possibility of establishing a tourism zone on this axis.

Lagos State has its fair share of resorts. The popularity of La Campagne is on the rise. The resort has been noted for welcoming well-heeled individuals and tourists seeking upmarket offering from across the globe. Even the governor couldn’t resist the exotic beauty of La Campagne with its fresh reinvigorating forest air.

La Campagne resort is a massive land of about 65 acres with palm fringed, sandy beaches where time slows down in sync with the rhythm of the waves that gently lap the shore. Take a stroll along the beach, watch birds or relax in the peaceful environment. La Campagne Tropicana Forest River Beach Resort, which provides style accommodation, is about an hour’s drive from Lagos airport.


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