The Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment towards developing the film industry by building a film Village.
The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, gave the assurance when she visited the proposed project site at Ikosi-Ejirin area of the State.
She described the project as a multi-billion naira project targeted at addressing a myriad of challenges confronting stakeholders in the creative and film industry, adding that there is a need due diligence on the project towards ensuring it sees the light of the day.
“We all know that this project will gulp a huge sum from the government, which is why the State Government has been deliberate in its plans and very careful in engaging partners for the development of the project. The government will not only build a Film Village but would also put in place a world-class infrastructure within the village that can favourably compete with similar initiatives globally”, the Commissioner said.
Akinbile-Yusuf said the Ministry decided to visit the project site in order to interact with the leaders of the community and reassure them of the government’s commitment to the project.
“Governor Sanwo-Olu is very particular about entertainment and tourism, being one of the priority areas for his administration and he will ensure that no stone is left unturned in order to advance his lofty plans for stakeholders in the entertainment and tourism sector”, Akinbile-Yussuf reassured.
She also paid a courtesy call on the Elejirin of Ejirin land, Oba Adetoyese Ejalonibu, at his palace.
The traditional ruler in the community, the Elejirin of Ejirin land, Oba Adetoyese Ejalonibu, expressed his excitement to receive the Commissioner and her entourage in his palace alongside some of his chiefs.