Lagos Govt to launch App on annual cultural events


The Lagos State Government says it will launch an Application that would show all its arts and cultural events in a year.

Mr Solomon Bonu, the Special Adviser on Tourism, Arts and Culture to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, made this known at the maiden of Badagry Heritage Festival 2019.

The festival was organised by the state government in conjunction with the 10 local governments/Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) in Badagry Division.

Theme of the festival was: “Harnessing Badagry’s Tourism Potential for a Greater Lagos”.

According to Bonu, all events relating to arts and culture in Lagos State will appear immediately once you log in to the app.

“The fifth pillar of the state stands for entertainment and tourism and Gov. Sanwo-Olu has tried enough to focus on Badagry because of its enormous potential of tourism.

“Very soon, anywhere you are in the world, just log in to this app and you will see the events on arts and culture that is coming up in the state,” he said.

Bonu said that the app would be launch around August 2020, adding that the state government was coming up with another programme called “Ibile Festival.”

According to Bonu, this will incorporate all cultures in the five divisions of Lagos.

“Presently, we see how our cultures are being bastardised, because we taken them as the things of the past.

“It is sad now to see Police arresting masqueraders on the street, simply because the culture has been been bastardised.

“Through ‘Ibile Festival’ all arts and cultures of the five divisions in Lagos will be brought back.

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