The Lagos State Government unveiled plans for houses on the water on Tuesday in an effort to draw tourists and give residents of the Isale Akoka Community access to a first-class environment.
In the state's Somolu Local Government Area, there is a riverine community called Isale Akoka.
The assurance was provided by the general manager of the Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency, Ajibike Shomade, in a statement that was signed by the head of public affairs of the organization, Adeola Olagoke.
Shomade provided the reassurance when some Isale Akoka residents paid her a courtesy visit.
The general manager reaffirmed the state's commitment to giving its citizens a top-notch living environment.
Shomade, who is a town planner, said that the state government had a vision of providing a world-class environment that would attract tourists from all over the world to the community.
"Our vision is to develop a world-class environment for the Isale Akoka Community, such as houses on the water as seen in Cape Verde, that will attract tourists from all over the world.
"It is a long-term project that will be beneficial to the community and an achievement for the state government.
"The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has kicked-started the process by graciously approving the construction of roads for accessibility, as can be seen on Oremeji Street, Alhaji Yinusa Street, and Ajayi Olaiya Street," she said.
She gave assurance of constant engagement in the development of the physical plan of the area that would bring the vision to fruition.
Earlier, the traditional head of Isale Akoka, Chief Olufemi Adebanjo, Loye 1, thanked the government for fulfilling its electoral promises.
He said that the residents had started seeing contractors at work in the community.
He congratulated the governor and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, on their re-election.
The courtesy visit was facilitated by the founder of Footprint of David, Seun Awobajo, who was commended for his free educational and social services to schoolchildren in the Isale Akoka and neighboring communities.