Lagos pro­motes Bada­gry, woos tourism in­vestors

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The Lagos State Gov­ern­ment has said ef­forts were on to pro­mote the cul­tural and tourism po­ten­tial of Bada­gry to at­tract in­vestors into the area.

The Spe­cial Ad­viser to the Gov­er­nor on Arts and Cul­ture, Mr Solomon Bonu, spoke dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion of the Black her­itage Fes­ti­val in Bada­gry.

Bonu, while ad­dress­ing res­i­dents at the fes­ti­val, said the cel­e­bra­tion was part of plans to pur­sue the THEMES agenda of the cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion, which in­cluded the de­vel­op­ment of tourism and eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment.

he said, “One unique thing about the Black her­itage Fes­ti­val is that this will be the first time the Bada­gry di­vi­sion will be com­ing out in this form to project the pe­cu­liar­i­ties of com­mu­ni­ties of each of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas and lo­cal coun­cil de­vel­op­ment ar­eas. This con­notes the unity of pur­pose we have clam­oured for as a di­vi­sion. It is also unique as we hope it will draw more in­ter­na­tional in­vestors to the area.”

The spe­cial ad­viser en­joined par­tic­i­pants at the event to con­tinue to sup­port the state in its quest to give the tourism po­ten­tial in Bada­gry the needed at­ten­tion.

Ear­lier, the Chair­man of the Bada­gry Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area, Mr Se­gun Onilude, whose coun­cil hosted other LGAS and LCDAS for the event, said the 2019 edi­tion of the fes­ti­val was “a cel­e­bra­tion of unity and unique­ness.”

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