Lagos to hold seafood fes­ti­val

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The Lagos State Gov­ern­ment said it had part­nered a com­pany, Sirocco Pro­duc­tions Limited, for its 2019 Seafood Fes­ti­val.

The state Com­mis­sioner for Agri­cul­ture, Gbo­la­han Lawal, stated this while ad­dress­ing the press on Mon­day.

Gbo­la­han noted that the fes­ti­val, themed, ‘Cel­e­brat­ing the Seafood Di­ver­sity of Lagos State’, would show­case the state aqua­cul­ture and seafood po­ten­tial to the lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional mar­kets and stim­u­late the growth of the tourism sec­tor in the state.

Ac­cord­ing to Gbo­la­han, the fes­ti­val, which will hold at the Muri Okunola Park, Vic­to­ria Is­land, on De­cem­ber 22, 2019, will en­able par­tic­i­pants to network, share knowl­edge and ex­change in­for­ma­tion on prod­ucts and ser­vices avail­able in the global mar­ket.

he said, “Tourism, cul­ture and en­ter­tain­ment are fun­da­men­tal ac­tiv­i­ties in the state with the po­ten­tial of boost­ing the cre­ative econ­omy of Lagos State and mak­ing it a tourist des­ti­na­tion for both lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional tourists when fully de­vel­oped.

“In view of the fore­go­ing, the min­istry is or­gan­is­ing the 2019 Lagos Seafood Fes­ti­val which will project the state’s di­verse seafood re­sources and bring to the fore its im­mense po­ten­tial and the in­her­ent in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“The fes­ti­val will stim­u­late in­vestors’ in­ter­est in the fish­ery busi­ness and cre­ate jobs, as fresh in­vest­ments are at­tracted in the fish­ery sub-sec­tor. I, there­fore, urge par­tic­i­pants to take ad­van­tage of th­ese op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

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