Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured people of Lagos state that the agenda of his administration is to make life easier and beneficial to all Lagos residents, especially the youth.
The governor said the Lagos state government is committed to achieving its 30 years (2022 to 2052) development plan, which was unveiled recently at the 2022 Ehingbeti Summit, as well as building an African Film City in Epe axis of the state.
He said this at the graduation ceremony of the African Film Academy, held at the Lagos Theatre, Igando, in Alimosho local government area of the state.
Governor Sanwo-Olu restated his administration’s commitment to collaborate with stakeholders in the entertainment industry to train and acquire skills that would create an ecosystem to give livelihood to creative minds.
He said his government would ensure it uses entertainment and tourism to connect with the future so that Lagos can be a one-stop shop in the world.
He urged those in the creative industry to harness the opportunities provided on the right track to ensure a better and greater Lagos as well as taking the state and Nigeria to an enviable position.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also urged those who graduated from the African Film Academy and other creative initiatives by the state government to take advantage of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and the State Film Fund, to become self-employed and employers of labour.
Speaking earlier, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, said the initiative was to make the youth agents of change in the creative industry, break new grounds to enable them become self-reliant.