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Inaugural Lagos fiesta a success

30 December 2015, 16:11Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The ongoing One Lagos Fiesta (OLF) is earmarked to transform Lagos to an entertainment hub of the continent as well as boos the state’s tourism sector.

State Commissioner for Tourism, Folarin Coker, said home to top performing artists and film producers and this will pave way for the city to establish itself as a hub in the industries.

The fiesta, which ends on Friday, is the rebranded Lagos Countdown, which the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode decentralised as part pledges of running an all-inclusive administration when elected into office earlier this year.

The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, added that when the OLF idea was conceptualised, many people had doubts regarding its success in comparison with the previous well established Lagos Countdown celebration.

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“When Governor Akinwunmi came up with the idea of OLF, he was looking at a bigger picture and thinking of involving the people in the Divisions, Senatorial Districts and the 57 LGs and LCDAs as part of his all-inclusive government policy,” Kazeem said.

He maintained that with the adoption of the present administration’s Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment and Sports for Excellence (THES) policy, gradual development of local areas, tourism and the stimulation of the economy through the entertainment industry had been recorded.

Kazeem said the success recorded so far was a testimony to the shrewdness of the Governor and the tenacity of the Commissioner for Tourism. 

- CAJ News


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