Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode has inaugurated the Igando Theatre to boost arts and entertainment in the area.
Reminding residents that the construction of the theatre was in fulfilment of his administration’s promise to increase the economy of the State through a-five-cardinal-point, one of which is entertainment, Governor Ambode urged the residents and Art lovers to make judicious use of the facility which he believes would create employment and engage the Youths positively.
The Governor particularly challenged Stakeholders in Entertainment to use the facility to showcase their talents and works.
“There is no State in the country that attracts visitors and new comers on daily basis as Lagos does. With our population, we have a large market for every sector. After the hustle and bustle of the day, people crave for entertainment and leisure. These theatres are built to provide for this need as well as creating jobs,” the Governor said.
In his address, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Steve Ayorinde, said the Igando Theatre which is one of the four planned by the current administration to ensure inclusiveness and rural development were also aimed at stimulating the creative juices of residents in addition to boosting the thriving creative economy which Lagos is synonymous with.
President Muhammadu Buhari had inaugurated the first of the Theatres in Oregun during his last visit to Lagos
The Igando Theatre has a five hundred seater gallery, restaurant, Artistes room and a well laid out car park.