Workers protest proposed sale of National Theatre


National Theatre, Lagos

Workers at the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos on Tuesday embarked on a peaceful protest against the proposed sale of the national monument and other Federal Government facilities.

The workers carried placards with various inscriptions expressing their opposition to the proposed sale of the national assets.

The National Theatre workers blamed the dwindling fortunes of the 40-year-old monument on negligence and corrupt practices of past managers.

Ben Akabueze, Director General, Budget Office, recently announced that the assets would be sold to generate revenue to finance the country’s budget for the next three years.

The inscriptions on the placards included: “National Theatre can work, we need repairs and not sale.’’

Others were, “the theatre community says no to sale of the theatre. National Theatre must stay’’ and “government wants…

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