Organisers of the 2021 Greater Lagos Fiesta themed “Lagos Rocks” on Monday said that the event is a unifying platform to promote entertainment in the state.
According to a statement signed by the organizing committee, the Greater Lagos Fiesta 2021 brand would also reflate the economy.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on Friday, Oct. 29 unveiled the 2021 edition where he noted that the event will help the state’s recovery efforts after the devastations of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Israel Jaiye Opayemi, Chairman, Marketing Communications Sub-Committee for the Fiesta said in the statement that most people are looking forward to Fiesta which didn’t hold in 2020.
He noted its evolution from ‘Lagos Countdown’ to ‘Greater Lagos Fiesta’ and how despite the changes in its name, its purpose remains to serve as a unifying platform to promote entertainment, Commerce, Arts and Culture.
Opayemi, the Managing Director/Chief Strategist of Chain Reactions also said that Lagos Fiesta 2021 is a celebration of “The Resilience of our Spirit in the Fight Against an Unseen Enemy Called Covid.”
The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharmacist Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, also said in the statement that the government will be using the Greater Lagos Fiesta to further transform Lagos into a major African tourism and entertainment hub.
She disclosed that only vaccinated persons against COVID-19 will be allowed into the Fiesta’s venues and assured adequate security and emergency services
NAN reports that the 2021 Lagos Fiesta will kickoff on Dec.1 with an opening ceremony at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan.
The organisers added that a cycling competition will hold on Dec. 5, while the photography and fashion contests will hold on Dec. 7 and 10.
“The Christmas Souk Village featuring children’s corner, book exhibition, food, fashion and Santa’s Grotto will open in Lagos’ five divisions of Ikorodu, Ikeja, Badagry, Lagos Island and Epe on December 18.
“The Marina Experience, showcasing the state’s water treasures, will hold on December 26.
“It will then be four unbroken days of quality music from A-list musicians and upcoming ones across the five divisions from December 27 to 30.
“The official closing will happen at Eko Atlantic on December 31.” the statement read.
Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Solomon Bonu, was quoted to have commended the state government for the initiative.
He said the Greater Lagos Fiesta 2021 is a reflection of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s love for tourism and entertainment and fervent belief in the ability of the ministry to organise an event that would portray the standard Lagos has been known for over the years.
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