President Muhammadu Buhari has declared open the new 500-seater Lagos Theatre in Oregun, Ikeja area of Lagos State for public use.
Naija News understands that the theatre is one the five built by the state government in line with its vision to use entertainment, arts and culture to boost the state’s economy.
The President, who arrived at the venue at exactly 11:30a.m, after the inauguration was treated to a live dance performance by a young group of talented artists before taking his leave.
In his remark, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode said the construction of similar theatres in Igando, Badagry and Epe, all of which had been completed and ready for unveiling, was meant to harness the potential in the sector and also create employment for youths in the state.
The new Lagos Theatres are spread across the State in Oregun, Badagry, Igando and Epe. These theatres are an important aspect of social development and part of our contributions to the the art, culture and tourism sector. #PMBInLagos pic.twitter.com/n6cOJhapi6
— Akinwunmi Ambode (@AkinwunmiAmbode) April 24, 2019
Ambode said that the state was more than ready to take the driving seat for the development of tourism, arts and entertainment in Africa.
The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture,Mr Steve Ayorinde, said that infrastructural development, regeneration of old and creation of iconic attractions for entertainment, arts and culture enthusiasts were some of the methods used by the state to boost economic activities and improve domestic tourism.
— Government of Nigeria (@NigeriaGov) April 24, 2019
Naija News understands that President Buhari will also be at the Oshodi Interchange for a facility tour and check out of the new 820 new buses to kick start the Lagos Bus reform initiative, as well as open the newly constructed 10-lane Airport road, before departing for Abuja later today.