In a bid to boost tourism in the state, Lagos State Government has said it would transform the State’s council of Arts and Culture into a world-class tourists’ destination.
Saidat Otulana, the Director, Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, who made the disclosure on Wednesday in Lagos, said the council upon completion would be a veritable platform for expression of totality of arts.
Otulana said the council’s name would be changed to Lagos State Cultural Museum of Arts from the present Lagos State Council of Arts and Culture, adding that that the project was earmarked for completion in two years’ time.
She noted that the edifice would house a gallery for exposition of arts and crafts from Lagos State, with a museum, food court, theme park, arts and crafts shops, theatres, among others.
The director, who said opportunities would be opened to artistes for filmmaking, film premiering, stage plays and musical launches, commended the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for his relentless effort in ensuring that Lagos State became a one stop shop for tourists.
“The theme park will interest the children as we need to catch the children young, they should know about our arts and craft
“I appreciate the governor for his efforts in trying to boost tourism in the state through the grooming arts and crafts and installing some monuments across the state.
“There are plans to erect 19 iconic monuments at strategic locations within the state and statues of Jakande, Tinubu, Awolowo and two others will be erected right in front of the state House of Assembly,” she said.