Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured Lagosians that he’s in authorities to serve the folks, particularly to supply options to the growing visitors gridlock and the promotion of ease of doing enterprise within the state. He stated if his administration can not present these companies, amongst others, it has no enterprise being in authorities.
Sanwolu-Olu, who spoke on the opening ceremony of Art X Lagos on Friday night time at Federal Palace Hotel, acknowledged that making leisure and tourism key elements of his coverage was not mere speak, however a choice to make Lagos tourism and leisure vacation spot in Africa.
“Why are we in government? We are in government to solve traffic problems. We are in government to fix potholes. We are in government primarily to create enabling environment where all of you can flourish in whatever you do. If we cannot get all these right, then we don’t have any business being in government,” he stated whereas reacting to remarks by founder, Art X, Tokini Peterside.
He famous that “If we are in government and Tokini still pick calls at middle of the night for people to get visas to come to Nigeria, then we have not done our jobs well.”
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Sanwo-Olu, nonetheless, reiterated his administration’s dedication to help and promote non-public people and organisations’ inventive efforts which can be geared in direction of making Lagos a vacation spot of alternative in Africa. He pressured that the Lagos State authorities, in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria and different monetary specialists, is engaged on the refurbishment of the National Theatre, Lagos and constructing of a 40-hectare eco-system actual property for the inventive sector. He acknowledged that, hopefully, within the subsequent two or three years, the National Theatre ought to be capable to host the truthful.
He disclosed that by subsequent yr, Lagos State authorities will probably be on the record of sponsors of the artwork truthful, including that a part of its contributions will probably be on the best way to take away these pink tapes with a purpose to make Lagos a vacation spot of alternative.
“We want Lagos to be on everyone’s calendar for 2020. Next year, Lagos will host Under-20 Female World Cup and the Global Citizens award in September,” he added.