Lagos builds cultural village to boost tourism in Alimosho

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The Lagos State Government has commenced the construction of a Cultural Village at Ijon in the Alimosho Local Government Area.
The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, at the sod-turning ceremony, said the project would activate the rich, diverse human culture and heritage resources in Alimosho, as well as promote the sustainable development of tourism as a viable sector of the economy.
She added, “Upon completion, the centre will position Lagos as the next tourism destination, as it is expected to attract tourists to Lagos and increase the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the state.
“The idea of the Cultural Village is to replicate how the Yoruba people used to live in the past before the modern times and as a way of preserving our culture for the younger generation. It is also designed to attract tourists from diaspora to the state.”
In his remarks, the Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives, Mr Bisi Yusuf, said the project had been in the pipeline and would be sustained by the community.
“The Cultural Village is a project that can transform the community, create jobs and boost commercial activities while engendering prosperity for the inhabitants of this area,” Yusuf said.
The Chairman of Ayobo-Ipaja LCDA, Mrs Bola Sobowale, commended Governor Sanwo-Olu for starting the project, noting that it will further develop the area and transform it into an important tourism site.

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