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TOURISM MINISTRY INSISTS “DRIVE-IN-CONCERTS” REMAIN BANNED IN LAGOS

Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat AkinbiIe-Yusuf has insisted that the government has not granted approval for the hosting of any entertainment show in the  State, regardless of the nature or modification given to such shows or concerts.In a statement released on Tuesday, the Commissioner clarified that the records are being set straight to properly guide stakeholders …

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LAGOS CLARIFIES POSITION ON RE-OPENING OF EVENT CENTRES

… Insists On ‘Register-To-Open’ Ahead of Further Directives from Governor Sanwo-Olu The Lagos State Government has clarified its position on reopening of event centres, explaining that owners of such places across the State must register their facilities pending issuance of further directives by Governor Sanwo-Olu in respect of their operations.  The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat AkinbiIe-Yusuf, who made …

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LAGOS COMMISSIONER ENGAGES CREATIVE INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS ON TOURISM POTENTIALS

The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has assured practitioners in the creative industry of government’s continuous support towards enhancing their skills while also boosting the tourismpotentials of the State.  The Commissioner reiterated this at a stakeholders’ meeting with members of the creative industry, comprising those in the film, arts and entertainment sectors on Tuesday, at Alausa, …

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LAGOS ALLAYS FEARS OF HOSPITALITY, TOURISM PRACTITIONERS OVER ‘REGISTER-TO-OPEN’ POLICY

… Says Registration Is Free  Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has described the agitation by some practitioners in the Hotel and Tourismsector over the newly introduced ‘Register-To-Open’ initiative of the Government as unnecessary, saying that the policy was meant to certify the safety preparedness of these establishments before they are allowed to re-open for business activities. Reacting …

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LASG RENEWS PLEDGE TO GROW ENTERTAINMENT SECTOR

The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharmacist Uzamat Akinbile Yusuf has reiterated the commitment of the State Government to the growth and development of the Entertainment and Tourism sector in Lagos. She stated this while rendering an account of stewardship at a Ministerial Press Briefing to commemorate one year of the administration of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu in office on Tuesday. …

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LAGOS EXPLORES PARTNERSHIP WITH PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

… Govt To Focus More On Developing Local Tourism, Festivals Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has said that the Ministry has taken inventory of all government-owned tourismsites across the State with the aim of revamping the cultural heritage to continually meet the entertainment and relaxation purposes of its residents and tourists. The Commissioner, who made this disclosure today at …

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LAGOS INAUGURATES POST COVID-19 REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR TOURISM, ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has inaugurated members of the Lagos State post-COVID-19 Pandemic Review Committee. The six-man committee chaired by Mrs. Joke Silva, MFR, is expected to draw out suggestions and recommendations on how to re-activate the State creative industry, which has remained dormant as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world. The …

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LAGOS COMMISSIONER, ALI BABA, OTHERS MEET ON POST-COVID TOURISM INDUSTRY

The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, a Nigerian comedian and actor, Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, popularly known as Ali Baba and other stakeholders in the Tourism and Entertainment industry will, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, meet to discuss issues bordering on revamping the sector from its current state of low patronage and apathy. In a statement issued …

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LAGOS PROPOSES 2020-2030 TOURISM MASTERPLAN

…Seeks Stakeholder-Input Ahead Implementation The Lagos State Government has unveiled a detailed masterplan that would engender an all-round development of the State tourismsector for the next 10 years. The document, which covers all the sectors of the tourism and entertainment industry, was recently unveiled by the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf at Alausa, when the papers were presented to …

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COVID-19: LAGOS SEEKS SOFT-LANDING FOR TOURISM ASSOCIATIONS

… As Practitioners Pledge Full Adherence to Guidelines  Lagos State Government has assured practitioners in the tourism sector of necessary assistance that would help assuage the negative impact which COVID-19 has imposed on their businesses, assuring them of a soft-landing after the pandemic. The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf stated this at the stakeholders’ meeting held with Executive …

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