LASG Receives Report Of COVID-19 Impact Review Committee For Tourism & Entertainment Industry

by Yinka Akanbi

…promises to ensure implementation of recommendations by the committee

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture on Thursday received the report of members of the Lagos State COVID-19 Impact Review Committee with a promise that due diligence would be done on recommendations made.

Receiving the report presented by the Chairman of the committee, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, while thanking the committee members for a job well done, promised that the recommendations would be made public and implementations carried out after a thorough review.

The six-man review committee was headed by veteran actress, Mrs Joke Silva.

The Commissioner said: “I want to really appreciate the committee members for your integrity and commitment in putting this report forward, on behalf of Mr. Governor I want to thank you specially. I want to assure you that this report won’t be kept under the table as Mr Governor has the interest of this sector at heart so be rest assured that your good works will bring forth good fruits.

“We will ensure that in the next one or two weeks, the recommendation will be made public and we hope that you will continue to collaborate with us as we move the tourism, creativity, entertainment and hospitality sector forward in the State.”

The Commissioner restated the Ministry’s commitment to working with stakeholders in the creativity, entertainment and tourism sector, assuring that the Ministry, being the regulator of activities in the sector will ensure that their businesses thrives in order to boost employment and increase revenue generation to the state.

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In his remarks, Special Adviser to the Governor on Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu, said that the Ministry would review the report and advise the Governor accordingly on how to get the sector moving during the COVID-19 period.

He thanked the committee members for bringing their professionalism and expertise to bear in compiling the report, noting that the State can’t thank them enough.

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