Buhari hands over Marina Lodge to Lagos
Jalal Arabi and Tunji Bello sign the instruments handing over the Presidential Lodge Marina to Lagos State Government
President Muhammadu Buhari has fulfilled the promise he made last year to hand over the historic Presidential Lodge in Marina, Lagos to the state government.
The formal handing over ceremony was done in Lagos today, with Jalal Arabi, the permanent secretary in State House, Abuja handing over the keys to the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello.
In a ceremony held at the main conference room of the Lodge, also known as State House, Marina, the Federal and Lagos State Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding formally transferring ownership of the edifice to the State Government.
Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello who led the State officials including members of the State Executive Council, promised that the State Government would preserve the architectural finesse not compromise its structural integrity.
Bello said the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode would ensure the edifice becomes a tourist destination.