Lagos will be Africa’s tourism hub – Ambode reaffirms

Posted: January 11, 2018 in general

Lagos TourismLagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has restated that his administration remains totally committed to developing the tourism, hospitality and sports potentials of the State and make it a must-visit and Africa’s best tourism destination.

The Governor who said this while flagging off the Agege leg of the just-concluded One Lagos Fiesta (OLF) at the Agege mini-stadium, explained that the event, which has become an annual event in the tourism calendar, is aimed at promoting arts and cultural potentials of the State.

He said the event is also aimed at encouraging youths to develop their talents in the creative and entertainment industry to compete favorably with their counterparts from other parts of the world.

Represented by the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule, Ambode added that the State government planned to use the platform to grow the local economy and encourage the development of small-scale businesses, stressing that the annual event is remarkable for promoting the growth of local entrepreneurs since it started three years ago.

Ambode expressed happiness that the annual fiesta was embraced by residents especially the youths while assuring that the government would continue to run an all-inclusive government where everyone is a stakeholder in the administration of the State.

Ambode emphasized that the event which is staged in all the five administrative divisions of the state is free for all the residents to attend irrespective of their tribe, origin, ethnic background, colour or language, adding that ‘one of the strongholds of the success of the present administration is the peaceful coexistence of the people of diverse backgrounds living together in peace with one another.’

The event was well attended by people from all walks of life while different artists/ musicians staged live performances to entertain the audience.

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