Lagos marks Black Heritage festival in Badagry


Black Heritage festival

Badagry town was agog at the weekend as all gathered for the celebration of the annual Black Heritage festival.

Addressing participants at the event at the weekend, the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Saanu Bonu, said the celebration was in fulfillment of the mandate embedded in the Lagos State T.H.E.M.E.S agenda towards the development of Tourism and Economic Empowerment for the great people of Lagos State especially the Badagry Division and to encourage the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage within the area.

“One unique thing about the Badagry Heritage Festival is that, this will be the first time Badagry division will be coming out in this form to project the peculiarities of communities of each of the Local Government and Local Council Development Areas as one. This connotes the unity of purpose we have so clamored for as a division. It is also unique as we hope it will draw more international tourism investors to the area,” Bonu said

He added that the colourful celebration of the Black Heritage Festival in that manner sends a signal to all the residents of Badagry division about the disposition of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and his passion for the area aimed at promoting unity and progress.

While saying that the celebration shows how focused Sanwo-Olu is to the vision of the State for continuity and a greater Lagos, the Special Adviser enjoined participants at the event to continue to support the Lagos State Government in its quest to give the numerous tourism potentials in the Badagry Division the needed impetus and attention.

He appreciated the State Governor for granting approval for the hosting of Badagry Heritage Festival 2019 which is already in the State’s Tourism Calendar, just as he thanked all the Council Chairmen in the Badagry Division for their cooperation, responsiveness and support with the present administration in the State.

He said the event could be described as a reunion for all the Local Government Areas, LGAs and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs within the Badagry Division of Lagos State as all the ten councils in the division came together to celebrate the annual Black Heritage Festival in the ancient town of Badagry

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