President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commissioned the Lagos Theatre located in Oregun, in Lagos as part of his official visit to the state and inauguration of major landmark projects executed by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
The 400-capacity theatre is one of the four conceived and executed by the outgoing governor, in line with his vision to make tourism, hospitality, entertainment and sport the centre of a development agenda for the youth and talented artists in the state.
In his welcome address, Ambode noted that the facility was conceived as a strategy to absorb many Lagosians with the ability to be innovative and imaginative, as well as provide a platform for artistic expression in film making, poetry, dance, drama and music.
Noting that his administration had set the stage for a total theatre experience in four strategic locations across the state, the governor said, ‘’The Lagos Theatre, which is located at Oregun and replicated in other parts of the state, such as Igando, Epe and Badagry in its first phase, is aimed at expanding the arts and performance spaces in Lagos, as well as to promote a thriving creative economy within the communities where these projects are located”. Read more