Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), with Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a courtesy visit to the Governor, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday vowed to transform the National Museum in Lagos to a modern-day cultural edifice which would be of international standard, just as he pledged to partner with the Federal Government to give facelift to federal infrastructures in the state.
Ambode, who spoke at the Lagos House, Ikeja when the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, paid him a courtesy visit, said he would collaborate with the Federal Government to ensure the speedy completion of the project which he said will enhance the cultural heritage of Nigeria.
He said considering the strategic importance of culture and tourism to the identity of people, there was no better time for Lagos and the Federal Government to collaborate in driving the essence of culture with the view to improving on the situation on ground and thereby improve on the economy and develop the nation.
The Governor said Onikan, where the museum is located, is a melting port of the cultural heritage of Lagos and Nigeria by extension, hence, serious efforts must be put in place to start to recreate the monument to adequately situate the history of the country.
“Just the same way we have collaborated with the police, we will collaborate with you and ensure that whatever we can do to create 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 and eventually aid the economic growth of Lagos.
“Talking precisely about the National Museum at Onikan, we will go …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper