Tireless in putting Lagos State on the global travel map with enticing tourist attractions, Thesaurus Group Limited (TGL), in partnership with the State Government, has unveiled the Tour Of Omu Creek (TOOC), a route waterway where residents and visitors from around the world can commute faster while enjoying the beautiful ambiance of the city.
In his remarks at the TOOC’s official launch last weekend in Lagos, Thesaurus Group Limited Managing Director (MD), Bolaji Olasode, said the initiative is a celebration of public-private partnership on sustainable growth and infrastructure development.
“We are partnering with Lagos State on the basis of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu’s THEMES program which represents the six pillars of the State’s strategic development agenda, namely: Traffic Management and Transport, Health and Environment, Education and Technology, Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy, Entertainment and Tourism, as well as Security and Governance. That’s why we started the Tour of Omu Creek where people can see the wonderful vibe of Lagos. We also have conventional ferry movement from here to any part of Lagos. Our development guide and investments cover housing development, transport, environment and tourism development along the Sangotedo axis. »
Olasode further told TOOC that people can get to our jetty in front of the Crown Estate to view the beautiful Omu Stream and from there to Ilashe and Ekpe and other parts of Lagos State.
“We are also partnering with BCIS Gardens Lekki and other resorts so that people have a real-time experience of the waterways of Lagos and revel in its beauty.”
He continued: “The boats are equipped with a tracking device which allows the movement of the boats to be seen on the water. We also have an emergency rescue mission, in the event of a boat accident, they would come to intervene. This also comes with our security personnel on board. Our security personnel will ensure the safe movement of people across the creek. Our operations have started; you can visit our website for your reservations. We start with three boats, but we intend to improve from time to time.
We also have provisions for working guests. We have our sales representatives and pier managers who upload their information to the server so that we can track who boards our boats and also perform background checks for security purposes.
He noted, however, that TGL’s next project would be to build a world-class Pelican resort in Sangotedo.
“Facilities include a Creek lounge, a floating lounge and an aquatic conservation center for the preservation of exotic and rare fish in Omu Creek.”
Olasode added that one of the main potentials that people have yet to explore is aquaculture.
“This is where the world is headed and we know that conventionally people do fish farming and other types of water activities, but we’re looking for a way to not just be the platform, but also to create an interface for investors to come and invest in aquaculture.
The event was graced by high profile personalities such as the Deputy Speaker of the Lagos State Assembly, Lagos Island Constituency, Hon. Wasiu Eshilokun; Representative of the Governor of Lagos State, APC Campaign Boss Prince Tajuseen Olusi, LCDA Chairman of Eti-Osa Local Council Development Area, John Ogundare, representatives of the National Authority for Inland Waterways (NIWA), Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), among others.