The Federal Government has announced that the National Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos, which is currently under renovation, will be known as Lagos Creative and Entertainment Center, upon completion.
This was disclosed by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday April 19, while signing an agreement on Nigeria’s hosting of the first Global Conference on Cultural Tourism and Creative Industry.
“Nigeria will be hosting the event at the National Theatre in Lagos, which is currently being renovated for $100 million under a partnership between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Bankers’ Committee/Central Bank of Nigeria.
“It is the first of such renovation of the iconic edifice in over four decades.
“In addition to the renovation, new hubs are being constructed, within the premises of the National Theatre, for fashion, information, technology, film, and music.
“With that, the National Theatre is now known as the Lagos Creative and Entertainment Centre.
“In addition, the Lagos surface rail system, to serve the National Theatre, will be commissioned ahead of the Global Conference.”
The global conference will be held from November 14 to 17.