The desire to boost the economic activities of Alimosho Area of Lagos State is fuelling the decision of the Lagos State Government to construct a world-class Lagos Cultural Heritage Centre in the state, the State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Pharm (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf has revealed.
The project which will be executed in partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is expected to be sited in Ijon, Ayobo-Ipaja, in the Alimosho area of the State.
“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, IGR 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 Babajide Sanwo-Olu,” she stated during a visit to the proposed site of the project.
She further disclosed that the centre would 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.
In his reaction, Hashim Ali Abdalla expressed the readiness of his Country (UAE) to see to the expeditious conclusion of the cultural centre.
The Commissioner went on the inspection tour to the site last week 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.