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FG Renames National Theatre

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Akin Olayemi

The Federal Government of Nigeria has renamed the iconic National Theatre, Lagos.

The National Theartre which is currently under construction, according to the country’s Ministry of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, will be known as Lagos Creative and Entertainment Center.

Information Minister, Lai Mohammed disclosed this on Tuesday in Madrid, Spain during the signing of an agreement on the hosting of the Global Conference on Cultural Tourism and Creative Industry.

Nigeria and the United Nation World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) sealed the pact at the organisation’s headquarters.

The November 14 to November 17 event would be staged at the newly refursbished edifice.
Mohammed said hubs are being constructed within the premises for fashion, Information, technology, film and music.

With that, the National Theatre is now known as the Lagos Creative and Entertainment Centre.

“The Lagos surface rail system, to serve the National Theatre, will be commissioned ahead of the conference”, he added.

The monument was completed in 1976 in preparation for the Festival of Arts and Culture hosted in 1977.

The renovation costs $100million under a partnership between the Federal Government and the Bankers’ Committee/Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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