Africa: Nigeria renames National Theatre seeks Completion in time to Host UNWTO Tourism Event

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has said, the National Theatre, one of its prime tourism assest in the country will soon be renamed when the edifice is completed.

The National Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos State, which is under renovation, will be known as Lagos Creative and Entertainment Center, upon completion.

According to, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Tuesday in Madrid, Spain while signing an agreement on Nigeria’s hosting of first Global Conference on Cultural Tourism and Creative Industry.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports the bilateral agreement was signed between Nigeria and United Nation World Tourism Organisation at the organisation’s headquarters.

Mohammed disclosed that the global conference, which would hold from November 14 to 17, would be the first event to be staged at the newly refursbished edifice.

“Nigeria will be hosting the event at the National Theatre in Lagos, which is currently being renovated at a cost of 100 million dollars under a partnership between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Bankers’ Committee/Central Bank of Nigeria.

“It is the first of such renovation of the iconic edifice in over four decades.

“In addition to the renovation, new hubs are being constructed, within the premises of the National theatre, for fashion, Information, technology, film and music.




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