Lagos State inaugurates 9-member committee to spice up Leisure & Tourism

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The Lagos State Authorities inaugurated a Committee Chaired by veteran actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, to spice up tourism and leisure within the state.

The Committee was inaugurated by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday on the Lagos Home in Marina, citing that intervention and schemes by the state Committee will increase and fund the sector most affected by the pandemic.

Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, is the Chairman of the nine-member committee. Different leisure sector members of the Committee embody Tunde Kelani, Mo Abudu, Kunle Afolayan, Peace Anyim-Osigwe; whereas authorities representatives within the Committee are Adebukola Agbaminoja, Ferdinand Tinubu, Taju Olajumoke and Mrs Funke Avoseh.

What the State Authorities stated

“The scheme is to help inventive concepts of film and leisure producers, who’re constrained by funds to convey their ideas into actuality. Candidates are to be supported with funding primarily based on the monetary plans of their tasks, the grant could also be as a lot as N40 million for every beneficiary.

This can be a signpost of all pockets of intervention now we have created for the event of creativity and the tourism sector. That is with the idea that we are able to additional increase the standing of our inventive output and commercialise the returns to a stage the place it may compete with Hollywood and Bollywood.

We realised most of our movie manufacturing specialists and administrators face lots of funding impediments. We’re intervening to shut this hole and convey credible veterans who’ve the data and have demonstrated capability within the trade to drive this mission,” Sanwo-Olu stated.

The Governor added that the State fastidiously chosen 5 key practitioners within the trade to steer, to be supported by 4 authorities officers to restrict paperwork for the committee to attain its goals.

He stated the state desires to create leisure and tourism enterprise leaders who will use their creativity to boost the market share of the sector.

“We wish to help trade practitioners to boost capability, help growth of native content material and discourage the motion of taking proceeds from the trade overseas, thereby denying native practitioners the advantages of their skills,” the Governor stated.

What you need to know

Recall Nairametrics reported final yr that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, introduced the approval of a N1 billion seed capital for funding within the tourism and hospitality sector within the state. The N1 billion seed capital is to assist drive new development in that sector.

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