Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured creative art practitioners in Lagos State of his government’s unrelenting commitments to the growth of the sector, describing it as one of the major drivers of tourism development in the State.
The Governor said this on Tuesday at the 2022 Greater Lagos Art Exhibition, themed “Art in and for Transformations”, held at the Harbour Point Event Centre, Victoria Island.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat stated that his administration has embraced every opportunity to support and encourage young and upcoming talented individuals to grow and gain the exposure they will need to succeed.
According to Sanwo-Olu, creative art occupies a special place in the E pillar of his administration’s THEMES agenda, which stands for Entertainment and Tourism.
He said “Over three years of the implementation of the THEMES development agenda, “we have left no one in doubt about our desire to fully harness the largely untapped potentials entertainment sector especially the creative arts component”.
Speaking further, the Governor stated that the exhibition is quite instructive as there is need to utilize different words and media to effectively communicate messages and ideas especially those that are meant to change the orientation of the public, societal ills and its effects on the general well-being of the society.
He was of the conviction that the theme of the exhibition speaks to the power of artwork as potent tools of drive and influence social transformation through the message they communicate.