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Ambode To Renovated National Theatre For AMAA 2017 by OnlyTheBrave: 10:28pm On Mar 26, 2017
Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode
THE Nationwide Arts Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos will by subsequent month bear a complete renovation in readiness for the 2017 Africa Motion pictures Educational Awards (AMAA) ceremony holding in Lagos State later within the yr.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, stated this on Thursday when he performed host to officers of AMAA led by its President, Mrs. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, on the Lagos Home, Ikeja, expressed optimism that the plan to improve the Theatre to world class customary would function a viable venue for the AMAA occasion when accomplished.

“I want to also say that I am very particular about the venue of the AMAA, so we would use everything possible to make sure that the National Arts Theatre is ready. We are in a process and before the month ends, we should have something to start doing within the first week of April to getting the whole place ready,” he stated.

Alluding to the truth that Lagos would flip 50 by Could 27, the Governor stated that the internet hosting of the AMAA occasion in Lagos would add extra glamour to the celebration of the State’s Golden Jubilee and showcase its hospitality to the continent and the world at giant.

“This can be a very historic second for us in Lagos. 2017 we’re celebrating the existence of Lagos for 50 years. Should you take a look at the calendar, you’ll marvel in what methods and method can we rejoice Lagos?

“With out your sector, there isn’t a Lagos. So, once we say 50 years, we’re speaking about 50 years of historical past, so any person paperwork it, any person dramatizes it, after which any person retains it, in order that those that are but unborn would see it, so even when we’re not there, it could be displayed by means of your inventive abilities,” he stated.

Governor Ambode stated the latest interventions of his administration within the inventive trade was in step with his perception that it represents a brand new alternative for financial growth and unleashing the potentials of youths, assuring that he stays totally dedicated to breaking the obstacles weighing down the trade from thriving.

“We’re in a synergy course of. Authorities may not have put a lot effort in inventive arts, however that’s the brand new vista that we’re going to. We have now come to the tip of white collar jobs, we’re into the period of creativity and innovation after which it’s solely authorities that has imaginative and prescient that may truly perceive that we have to break down the obstacles that permit folks with abilities to really show the place the actual God given asset is. Sure, it’s lowly priced right here, so we’re simply in a joint step right here to say that for the very first time, we’d intentionally assault the impediments that permit folks to not thrive within the inventive trade.

Whereas formally accepting the internet hosting rights for AMAA 2017, Governor Ambode stated the State would reap the benefits of the chance to spice up its tourism mileage past Lagos @ 50.

“The entire essence is to develop the GDP of Lagos; it could deliver folks into Lagos, they might keep in our lodges, they might come watch the flicks after which they might pay their taxes and ultimately it’s a conglomerate of products and companies that may escalate our GDP,” the Governor stated.

Earlier, President of AMAA, Mrs. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe counseled the Governor for his curiosity within the inventive trade, saying that it has given the sector a serious enhance in latest time.

“It’s amazing to have a Governor who is like a family that seems to understand what our needs are. We’ve never had a Governor of Lagos State who has shown so much deep interest in Nollywood,” she stated

She stated the 2017 AMAA ceremony, the 13th within the collection would characteristic movies from 72 nations with over 23,000 visitors from throughout the African continent vying for numerous awards.


Re: Ambode To Renovated National Theatre For AMAA 2017 by wristbangle: 7:45pm On Mar 27, 2017
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