Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwoolu today received the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and his team in Lagos.

The visiting Minister and his entourage spoke about the preparation for the maiden edition of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Global Conference on Tourism, Culture and the Creative Industries that will be hosted by Nigeria in November at Lagos while highlighting the collaborations between both levels of government towards successful hosting of the event.

The Governor in his welcome speech  assured the Minister that Lagos will be a great host in November for the global event and that the month of November is filled with events for arts and culture in Lagos as during the month, Lagos will be hosting the National Festival of Arts and Culture in collaboration with National Council for Arts and Culture as well as commissioning the J.K Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History.

Inset is both Federal Government and State Government teams with the Minister and the Governor.

He further said “The UNWTO global conference will be the crescendo of the whole month. We will be using the opportunity to showcase some of our best in the class of arts. This is to ensure that we utilise what we have not only for the development of our State and the country, but also to give our teeming youths opportunities to flourish, using their God-given talents.”

Tourism and Hospitality is a cardinal pillar of the Babajide Sanwoolu administration’s THEMES Agenda and the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism as led by the quintessential Commissioner For Tourism, Pharm. Mrs Uzamat Akinbile – Yusuf is leaving no stone unturned to make the events worthwhile and unforgettable for Lagosians and the visitors.


Bello Akinkunmi Yakub