The Lagos State Government in partnership with United Arab Emirates (UAE), has concluded plans to construct a world-class Lagos Cultural Heritage Centre in Ijon, Ayobo-Ipaja, in Alimosho area of the State.
The State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Pharm (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, revealed that the project will boost the economic activities of the host community and its environs.
According to the Commissioner, “This project will be one of the landmark achievements of this administration. Above all, it will strategically thrive and boost economic prosperity and further increase the Internal generated revenue of the State in particular.
“ As we are all aware that Lagos represents Excellence in all sectors of human endeavours, we will continue to maintain this standard towards achieving the THEMES agenda of Governor Sanwo-Olu ”, she added.
She further disclosed that the centre will nurture the expression of the ways of Lagos especially the host Community, Ijon, that will be passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expression and values.
The Commissioner who was on an inspection tour to the site went along with Lagos Consulate General of UAE, Economic and Media Researcher, Hashim Ali Abdalia, Consular and Citizens Affairs, Muhammed Basheer Raji and Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mr. Solomon Saanu Bonu.
Others were Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Investments, Solape Hammond and Executive Chairman of Ayobo-Ipaja LCDA, Hon. Shakiru Yusuf.
In his reaction, Hashim Ali Abdalla, expressed the readiness of his Country (UAE) to see to the expeditious conclusion of the cultural centre.