Lagos State Authorities has stated that it’ll make the state a serious tourism vacation spot in Africa.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Tradition, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, whereas presenting the account of stewardship of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration within the final two years at a ministerial briefing held at Alausa, Lagos.
The Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, in an announcement on Twitter, quoted the commissioner as saying, “The sequence of actions of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Tradition beneath the current administration is intentionally structured in the direction of positioning Lagos State as a serious tourism vacation spot in Africa, the place the personal sector can confidently make investments their sources to advance the state’s tourism and leisure sector.”
She stated the tourism grasp plan, a doc to revolutionise the tourism sector within the state, can be introduced subsequent month, and that the doc would change the narrative within the state’s tourism sector and guarantee uniformity of presidency programmes, plans and insurance policies within the improvement of tourism.
She stated, “We’ve got maintained a greater relationship with our stakeholders, developed insurance policies that might information tourism actions and in addition carried out programmes and initiatives as they relate to the fulfilment of the fifth pillar of the THEMES agenda of the administration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, which is leisure and tourism.
“We’ve got equally recognized the enterprise facet of leisure and tourism. Past utilizing tourism and leisure as a car for enjoyable, leisure and social integration, leisure and tourism stay a serious supply of earnings technology for various international locations and cities of the world and we may even leverage this side to spice up the state’s IGR.
“We imagine in creating a permanent ambiance for tourism actions to thrive, being a majorly private-sector pushed sector. It’s our perception that when companies function beneath the correct ambiance, the financial actions of the State would enhance and the sources on the disposal of presidency would even be impacted significantly.”
The commissioner additionally disclosed the invention of recent tourism websites in Badagry, Epe, Ikorodu and Alimosho areas of the state.
She stated the brand new tourism websites can be developed and harnessed to worldwide requirements to draw worldwide vacationers to additional enhance tourism in Lagos State.
She added that with the proposed Lagos Movie Metropolis designed to be situated at Ejirin in Epe Native Authorities Space of the State, filmmakers might hope for higher filming expertise of their film productions.
The commissioner urged practitioners within the movie and film business to leverage on the Movie Metropolis initiative to carve a strong area of interest for themselves and take doable benefit of the proposed facility to enhance their content material and manufacturing by the point it turns into a actuality.
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