Harnessing Nature for Leisure and Creativity in Lagos Tourism and Planning
Izobo-Martins Oladunni. O.1, Emmanuel Adebayo. A2

1Izobo-Martins Oladunni O.*, Department of Architecture, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
2Emmanuel Adebayo A., Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal University of Tech, Ota, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Manuscript received on February 10, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 10, 2020. | PP: 1719-1724 | Volume-9 Issue-5, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: G5239058719/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.G5239.039520
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Abstract: This study reviews the recent quantitative and qualitative evidence on the need to develop our natural environments for creative and leisure purposes. Previous studies described the problem of tourism to be a universal one, as virtually all countries are faced with the problem of providing inadequate tourism for their citizens. In Nigeria urban centres the tourism conditions were not properly documented. The study investigated the tourism condition in Lagos, Nigeria. The study observed that tourism condition in the nation is presently not provided for all citizenry. The need of the majority was not considered while some of the existing few are in deplorable condition. Previous literatures reviewed shows that almost 75 percent of tourist centres are for children meaning they lack creative environment. This paper also attempts to discuss in detail the little infrastructural evidences that exists in tourism. Fifteen centres were selected and eight were investigated in this study. The study discuss the consistency of findings across Lagos State, using different methodological approaches with consideration to the major key compares the magnitudes of developing natural environment. The study adopted questionnaire as the tool for the investigation, the tool was randomly administered after which the outcomes were analysed with the use of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, SPSS version 16. Furthermore, aside that personal observation data was also recorded. The study identifies the emerging policy, business opportunity strategy and activities for good governance and better environment. Service provider should be willing to create the inspiration garden in other to have a greater benefits and more patronage. Since most of the centres investigated are static in nature, the study suggested that in the future, research should focus on the analysis of respondent welfare in a dynamic sense. 
Keywords: Ccreativity, Lagos, Leisure, Sustainability, Tourism
Scope of the Article: Problem Solving and Planning