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Glitz, Glamour As Sanwo-Olu Unveils Makarios Water Display Park, Commends Pastor Ashimolowo



The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, officially unveiled the Makarios Water Display Park located at Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos.

An initiative of the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, Makarios Water Display park which will be opened to the public come June 15th, 2024.

Speaking at the event, Sanwo-Olu noted that, “is about the realization of a dream and one daring to do things differently. When I was shown what is being put here today and Ashimolowo came to me, you don’t need to be further convinced that this is the power of imagination and bringing imagination to reality.

“The things that we see in other parts of the world, the inspiring landscape in other part of the world is brought here, the least you can do is to acknowledge and appreciate it and to be a real enabler of those initiatives, as your governor, we are proud of this masterpiece this evening.”

He further noted that, “truly for us, it is about being enabler of he greater things to happen, Lagos continues to be home for all of us but Lagos is also a future we all aspired to, Lagos is not only growing, it is also very resilient and forward-looking state, when we see investments from our citizens and from foreign land, coming to the city, we are always very encouraged to support the investment.”

Ashimolowo, who doubles as the Chairman, Makarios Luxury Properties Limited, said the Makarios Water Display is a concept borne out of what he saw in Dubai during COVID-19.

“My grandchildren were always bored whenever we came from abroad, it became obvious to me that I could do something and be part of the legacy, being part of the solution, being part of the answer to this thing. People wanted to come to Nigeria and there is no tourism place.

“Lagos has 22 million people and you don’t have a zoo and many places people can go to. It struck me to do something like this, I did not know it was going to be this costly, but we are here. We have tested the equipment, the show is ready, we are ready for Nigeria and we are ready for the audience.

“I am very glad it has happened. I don’t want to be part of Nigerians in the diaspora who are always calling and lamenting. That is what most of them do, I have lived for 40 years in Europe and I still live there. I want to be part of those solving problem,” Ashimolowo said.