Lagos unveils plans for new museum

Luqmon Balogun, Lagos

The Lagos State government has unveiled plans to transform some landmark areas in the state into a world class recreation and tourism centre.

The construction of a brand new contemporary Museum will soon commence, as an integral part of overall strategy to become self-sufficient and secure its future prosperity.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was speaking at the presentation of ‘Museum Possibilities’ and the unveiling of the design for a new world class Museum for the state.

Despite the fact that Nigeria is blessed with very rich culture and heritage, Governor Ambode said that the culture and traditions upon which the social institutions and interactions were built have been neglected.

New State of the Art Museum
He said his government decided to lead the process that would deliver a new world class Museum that would showcase the priceless treasures of Nigeria.

According to him, the project will be funded by the State Government and other well-meaning donors, interested organisations and individuals.

“Every society must cherish its historical antecedents because they serve as source of inspiration for succeeding generations to discover, appreciate and take pride in their identity. It has become very imperative that we take a step back and revisit our history. It has become important that we renew efforts to preserve and protect our history and historical artefacts.

“This project will serve generations of Nigerians now and in the future. Our plan is to harness the potentials in our rich cultural heritage to drive tourism in Lagos State,” Governor Ambode said.

Tourism and E-Business 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed commended the State Government’s effort to create an enabling environment for tourism and the creative industry to thrive especially in the areas of security, light infrastructure and transportation.

 

Mercy Chukwudiebere