Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Culture and Tourism have opposed the proposed plan by the Federal Government to sell the National Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos State.
The lawmakers made their position known during an interactive session between the committee and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Monday.
The Chairman House Committee on Culture and Tourism, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama said: “There are two issues that are not budget-related that we require you and the Minister to look into as a matter of urgency. I am sure that you received the resolution of the House about the proposed plan to sell the National Theatre as part of our National Assets. We cannot sell National Theatre. As the representative of the people, we will stand for Nigerians to any level within the powers of the law to ensure that it is not sold. I want you to please, look at it”.
The honourable members insist that the Theatre cannot be sold, as it remains a national monument and selling it, is not in the best interest of Nigerians.