The Lagos State Government in partnership with Asa Day Worldwide Incorporation, Canada, has said youths in the state will be empowered through the exportation of indigenous cultural items.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Solomon Bonu, disclosed this on Monday during a press briefing in Alausa, Ikeja.
Bonu said the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture would collaborate with Asa Day Inc to organise Asa Day 2021 celebration on November 21, with the theme, ‘Let’s use our cultural heritage to revive our economy.’
He said, “This year, as part of the contribution of the ministry to our cultural heritage, the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture will organise an empowerment initiative for the youth population who produce our cultural items as these items will be purchased by tourists in our different tourism sites.
“These cultural items should speak to our identity and resilience as a state and should be targeted towards promoting our uniqueness as a state that places a premium on cultural renaissance and preservation.”
The President of Asa Day, Mr Olaniyi Oyatoye, urged the government and financial institutions to support the arts and culture sector as it contributes to economic growth.Follow us on social media