By Olasunkanmi Akoni
As a prelude to the ongoing Notting Hill Carnival, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has said his administration is committed to ensuring that Lagos becomes the tourism and entertainment hub of Africa.
Ambode, who spoke on a programme on Ben TV, United Kingdom, yesterday, stressed that his administration in the last 27 months had made concerted efforts to fulfill one of his campaign promises to ensure that Lagos becomes the tourism and entertainment hub of Africa.
The governor said the decision to participate in the carnival, which commenced from Saturday 26 to Monday, (Today), 28 August, was to keep with the tradition of showcasing the state’s entertainment and tourism potentials to the world.
Ambode, who was represented at the programme by his Special Adviser on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, said his administration was seriously implementing project T.H.E.S.E. an acronym for Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment and Sporting Excellence to boost tourism, employment generation and relaxation, especially for the youth.
“Under project T.H.E.S.E, we are resolved to grow the Lagos economy and empower the youth through several alternative means, which include the tactical promotion of tourism, entertainment and sports.