GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Lagos ready to emerge as hub for tourism, entertainment in Africa, says Ambode

By News Express on 28/08/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 366

•Governor Ambode
•Governor Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday said the state was more than ready to take the driving seat for the development of tourism, arts and entertainment in Africa.

Ambode, who spoke on a programme on Ben TV, United Kingdom, as a prelude to the ongoing Notting Hill Carnival, said his administration in the last 27 months had made concerted efforts to fulfill one of his campaign promises to ensure that Lagos becomes the tourism and entertainment hub of Africa.

The Governor, who was represented at the programme by his Special Adviser on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola said his administration was seriously implementing project T.H.E.S.E. an acronym for Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment and Sporting Excellence to boost tourism, employment generation and relaxation especially for the youth.

“Under project T.H.E.S.E, we are resolved to grow the Lagos economy and empower the youth through several alternative means which include the tactical promotion of tourism, entertainment and sports.

“Our intention is to put Lagos on the world map as one of the top 10 tourist destinations because we know that the hospitality and entertainment business is thriving and that is the reason we are investing heavily on this sector. The truth is that the era of white collar job is over. The ultimate now is to encourage youth entrepreneurship and create a platform for our youths below 35 who are the future of tomorrow; because when they are engaged meaningfully they would contribute their quota towards increasing the IGR of the State,” the Governor said.

He also restated his commitment to build five new arts theatres across the state as part of efforts to engage the youths and promote tourism through arts and entertainment.

The Governor said the decision to participate in the Notting Hill Carnival which was held from Saturday August 26 to Monday August 28 was to keep with the tradition of showcasing the state’s entertainment and tourism potentials to the world.

He said this year’s edition also coincided with Lagos 50th Anniversary celebration, saying that it would also offer opportunity to woo Nigerians in diaspora and tourists alike to visit Lagos.

“We are here again this year, the second year running in a global platform which the Notting Hill Carnival represents as it attracts people from all over the world. Our presence here is to attract not only Lagosians, but blacks generally that Lagos is now the destination that every one of them must come to.

“Lagos is having its own corner. Nigeria does not have a corner, no African country has a corner here, we are using Lagos corner to tell the world that we are prepared to be home for entertainment and tourism because it would drive the economy of Lagos, the 24/7 economy in such a way that anytime you come to Lagos, there is something to celebrate. So we invite our brothers in the Diaspora to come and exploit the beauty of Lagos,” Ambode said.

 

Source News Express

Posted 28/08/2017 12:32:19 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Super Eagles in Brazil: Keshi takes us back...

Nigeria seeks new strategies to lure foreign investors...

New comptroller takes over Lagos Prisons Command

NDDC cancels 600 contracts

Where is Nnamdi Kanu?

Boko Haram Peace Committee A HUGE SCAM, says...

Bayelsa hosts Gowon, Soyinka

Enugu Governor orders immediate fortification of Nsukka Prison...

Why Igbo youths want Biafra —Ohanaeze chieftain

Senator Abe mourns Rivers CP Odesanya, says he...

Australian police devices new way to identify terrorists...

Gov. Obi pays valedictory visit to Anambra’s development...

 

Latest News Intersociety cries out over ‘95 per cent dominance of key Army formations in Igbo Land by Northern Muslim Officers’ FG jacks up 2018 Budget to N8.6 trillion Ex-soldier dies of heart attack after watching video of son’s beating for allegedly sleeping with ex-wife of Police officer Crisis rocks APC; 17 governors plot Oyegun’s removal as National Chairman Gallant soldier bags special promotion for ‘daring bravery’ in war against Boko Haram FG under fire for appointing sacked director a Perm Sec Enugu plans to post specialists, consultants to district hospitals SEEFOR trains 12,000 Delta youths America investigating death of soldiers in Niger ambush Nana Rawlings to interact with women on leadership, governance during Abuja Conference Magu charges EFCC staff to uphold professionalism Bayelsa Council Chairmen told to reside within their domains

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (287,336 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (269,940 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (218,157 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (183,515 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (179,380 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (161,960 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (140,412 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (128,653 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (123,541 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (114,073 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (112,081 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (104,440 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (30) Business (2,726) Business Verdict (24) Columnists (757) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (183) Entertainment (395) Features (497) Global Business Monitor (187) International (1,581) Interviews (134) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (78) News (29,471) Opinion (826) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,988) Religion (645) Sports (1,338) Stock Watch (23) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Advert

 

 

#MonkeyPox outbreak

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!