Following the Federal Government’s handing over of the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for creative initiatives capable of generating over $20 billion for the Federal Government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to help transform the facility to an international asset the citizens can be proud of.
According to Sanwo-Olu, there is no way the nation can join the league of the 21st-century economies if it cannot develop its creative industry. "It is about bringing better infrastructure. The creative industry will change the future of Nigeria. It will be a shame to us if we don't do what we are doing today. Any idea without finance will remain just an idea," he said.
He added that in the next 22 months, “we will be bringing Mr. President here to witness the commission of the transformed National Theatre. It will bring about the regeneration of the entire neighborhood. The areas will witness a new lease on life. We will turn this place to an international asset”, he added…
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