The Tourism Master Plan and Policy to enhance the potentials of the sector and define the roles of stakeholders will be presented to the public by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, July 1, 2021.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, stated that the public presentation of two documents – The Tourism Master Plan and the Tourism Policy – is supported by Sterling Bank Plc. and will hold at the Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
Disclosing that the masterplan and policy went through a rigorous review process, Akinbile-Yussuf said the presentation by Governor Sanwo-Olu would be historic, just as it is expected to change the narrative and improve fortunes of the tourism sector in Lagos.
The Commissioner revealed that the documents for public presentation had inputs from stakeholders in the sector, envisaging that the contents would be embraced by all the affected practitioners.
The Divisional Head, Retail and Consumer Banking, Sterling Bank, Mr. Shina Atilola, who spoke on the partnership with the State Government, described the Tourism Master Plan and Policy as a must-have roadmap for regenerating, conserving and making Lagos a high-end tourist destination with global appeal.
Atilola added that the role of the private sector is to support the government and take advantage of its favourable policies, saying, “without this, enhanced quality of life for the masses, job creation and shared prosperity for all will remain elusive”.
“This explains our support for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture’s masterplan and policy presentation. It is a roadmap that will unlock inclusive and sustainable development by harnessing the unique and abundant endowments of nature and the cultural heritage of the people of Lagos State”, he said.
This came after a wide range consultations among various stakeholders within the State and wider community.