The administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is very keen on marketing the tourism values of Lagos State to business and leisure travellers across the globe.

This strategy is expected to be driven by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and will in essence necessitates positioning of the State tourism potentials for better respect and appreciation by different segments of the tourism market.

This was disclosed by Mr Steve Ayorinde at a reception organised by the management of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture on Monday when he assumed office as the new Commissioner in the Ministry.

The former Commissioner for Information and Strategy until the cabinet reshuffle effected on Thursday 11th January, 2018 by His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State, stated that ‘’the Ministry and the team under his watch will work with other State institutions and agencies to deliver a top notch economically beneficial tourism marketing strategy built on attractions and exposure of Lagos to the global tourism audience’’.

He posited that the Lagos economy in 2018 will be largely driven by tourism activities laced with socio-economic values. He implored the staff of the Ministry to be ‘’ready for targets and constant reminders of the need to keep eyes on the ball to meet those targets’’.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Arts and Culture, Mrs Aramide Giwanson while welcoming Mr Ayorinde, expressed her joy in the new spirit to deliver the mandate of His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode to make Lagos a preferred tourism destination in Africa.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr Fola Adeyemi while presenting Mr Ayorinde to the management staff of the Ministry, referred to him as an amiable and reliable team leader with great antecedents. He assured the staff of the Ministry that a renewed strength and vigour will be provided by the new leadership to move the creative industry and the tourism value-chain to higher steps on the ladder for productivity and enhanced economic value.

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