THE Lagos State government is willing to transform the National Museum to an international cultural edifice and also rehabilitate other federal infrastructure. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State made the promise at the Lagos House, Ikeja, during a visit of Lai Mohammed, minister of Information, Culture and Tourism.
Besides, Ambode pledged that he would ensure the speedy transformation of the museum once the federal government was ready to collaborate with Lagos.
The governor said considering the strategic importance of culture and tourism to the identity of people, Lagos and the federal government needed to work together to boost the essence of culture, improve on the economy, and develop the nation.
He said: “Just the same way we have collaborated with the police, we will collaborate with you to give a facelift to the infrastructure of the federal government in Lagos. We will do it because it will eventually be to the benefit of Lagosians.”
Earlier, Mohammed said he was in Lagos to solicit the support of the government to collaborate in jointly moving the state and the country forward in areas of culture and tourism.
— Mar 7, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT