Sanwo-Olu Launches $100M Lagos Film City Project in Epe
By Adeke Chukwuka
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State conducted the groundbreaking ceremony for the $100 million Lagos Film City project spanning 100 hectares of land in Ketu-Ejirin, Epe area of the state, on Wednesday.
The Governor highlighted the significance of the groundbreaking ceremony for the $100 million Lagos Film City. He emphasised its role in creating a thriving film industry, contributing to economic growth, and nurturing talent.
The project, executed through a public-private partnership, is aimed at establishing a creative hub that fosters innovation and excellence in storytelling.
Governor Sanwo-Olu emphasised the film industry’s unifying power and its ability to inspire, entertain, and also educate. He highlighted the film city’s role as a platform to showcase Lagos State’s cultural heritage, amplify diverse voices, and promote local artists globally.
The Lagos City Film Project is aimed at generating employment, boosting economic growth, and attracting investments by offering facilities for film production, post-production, visual effects, and related services. The vision includes state-of-the-art amenities to bring cinematic creativity to life.
The Lagos Film City project is basically noted as a public-private partnership initiative, showcasing the integrity of the Lagos State government’s economic policies.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka, emphasised the project’s appeal to international investors and Nigerians in the diaspora, inviting them to participate in the creative industry investment opportunity.
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