Africa: Lagos State Governor, Sanwo-olu approves 7 man committee for ‘Greater Lagos Fiesta’ tourism event

Fiesta

The Lagos State Government has approved the constitution of a seven member committee for the 2021 Greater Lagos Fiesta.

The fiesta is the state’s annual tourism event held every December.

According to a document Sighted that was Signed by the permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the seven member committee will include:

1. The commissioner of Tourism, Pharm. (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf

2. Mr. Dayo Adedayo

3. Mr. Opayemi Israel

4. Mr. Ali baba

5. Ms Ayiri Oladunmoye

6. Mrs Bunmi Kuku

7. Mrs. Temitayo Etomi

According to this document, the terms of reference for the committee includes:

i. To look at how the December event could be self-sustaining

ii. To further look into enhancing the program as a marketing tool to sell the State to the outside world

iii. Incorporate Local Government Communities and the larger stakeholders in the tourism industry.

iv. Inject new idea and innovation that will attract international tourists to Lagos.

v. Facilitate data collection and collation.

vi. Explore the possibility of expanding the scope of the programme to incorporate other related sectors.

The government last year suspended the ‘Greater Lagos Fiesta’ following the aftermath of the #endsars violence in which many state-owned facilities were destroyed.
The fiesta, which undoubtedly provides a boost for the tourism and entertainment industry in the state, is one of the most attended events of the Yuletide season by fun-seekers.

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