THE Lagos State Government has said that three theatres located in Igando, Badagry and Epe are now in full operation under public-private partnership management.
The State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, disclosed this during the 2020 Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) seminar on Tuesday in Lagos.
The seminar was tagged: "Tourism and Rural Development” with the sub-theme: “Post COVID-19: Recovery Strategies for Hospitality and Tourism Sector in Nigeria."
Akinbile-Yusuf, who was represented by Adamma Oni, a Deputy Director in the ministry, said that individuals willing to use the facilities would be obliged to do so as the State was committed to boosting domestic tourism.
The commissioner explained that the theatre in Oregun, which was burnt during the recent #EndSARS protests, was under renovation.
She said that her ministry was making several efforts to reposition Lagos tourism and market it to both indigenous and foreign tourists.
“I am glad to inform this gathering that our theatres in different parts of the state are now under public-private partnership and the operation for this has commenced.
“This, we believe, will enable the ministry focus on other priority areas that will aid the growth and development of tourism in the State."