Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu inspected the ongoing construction of J. Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, Onikan Lagos Island.
The Centre, originally built in 1928, used to serve as a hub for cultural tourism, recreation and entertainment. Its reconstruction started in 2018.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has pledged to make the Centre a major reference point for Yoruba culture and Arts, The Board of trustees has already been setup as the completion of the reconstruction gets closer.
Mr Governor earlier disclosed that the State Government was already in discussion with arts and culture organisations and professionals, including National Museum, British Museum, and private Arts collectors on the availability of works documenting the rich history of Yoruba and their arts in the Centre.
Governor babajide Sanwo-Olu says the building of the Centre also fits into the overall global objective in Arts, Culture and Tourism. The 20-year Arts and Tourism master plan and delivering the Centre would help bring our strategy to making Lagos tourism destination a reality.
The Board Members of this Center include private sector players, to provide a robust platform for engagement that would put the Centre on the world map.
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