A tourism expert, Professor Lade Adeyemi, has disclosed that earnings from theme parks would add substantially to Internal Generated Revenues (IGR) and further boost the economy. This, according to him, will lead to a healthy nation that will rub off on national productivity.
He said the parks will also enable families to create more time for entertainment to develop bond and reduce stress.
Adeyemi who spoke ahead of the take-off of Lekki Dinosaur Park in Lagos, said the park would commence operations in the next 18-24 months. "The park will be the first Dinosaur Animatronics Park in the West African sub-region that will usher Nigeria into the burgeoning global theme park market. This project aims at giving Nigerians, especially Lagosians, quality entertainment as well as boast Nigerians' family livelihood which is presently lacking."
On the make-up of the park, he said: "It will have over 40 animatronics dinosaurs created from the same makers of the dinosaurs seen at the Jurrasic Park movie.
The park, powered by Crownsworth Nubian Company, would be handled by engineers and consultants from the United States, Greece, China and Nigeria.
When completed, the project will be residential with families free to enjoy the natural ambience and special effects in the park, he said.