In Lagos, Plans are underway for the establishment of an Academy to train Professionals in the Entertainment and Tourism Industry.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu made this known during the handing over of the remodelled Iconic Glover Memorial Hall on Customs Street, Lagos Island.
The Governor saluted the resilience and spirit of the youths and professionals in the Entertainment and Tourism Industry, noting that the Academy would further help develop their talents.
“It is a deliberate step to make world-class training available to practitioners in the Nigerian Creative Industry, about 1,500 creative practitioners have been scheduled for both physical and online training under a public-private partnership initiative geared towards empowering our people for inclusive growth, economic liberation, and the overall improvement of the lives of our people. Lagos State is blessed with brilliant, dynamic, and creative practitioners who are indispensable to our growth agenda; we will ensure that their talents are not wasted.” Governor Sanwo-Olu stated.
Glover Memorial hall, named in honour of the first Governor of Lagos Colony, John Glover, is one of the oldest Hall in the state as its establishment dates back to 1887.
All through the years, the Glover memorial hall served as the centre of activities in Lagos, ranging from viewing nollywood films, to stage drama, music concerts and special events.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also inspected the J.K Randle Park currently being reconstructed and promised that work at the Park which is one of the recreation centres in the State would be completed this year.