Eko Nafest 2022 : Governor Sanwo-0lu transforms National Stadium to festival city

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Eko Nafest 2022 : Governor Sanwo-0lu transforms National Stadium to festival city

The Stadium

Nigeria’s iconic theatre of dreams, the National stadium, now wears a new look, courtesy, Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-0lu, who has directed that nothing must be left to chance in strategic showcasing and hosting of Eko Nafest at the famous soccer destination.

Though, eyes may not readily see the changes from the gates of gigantic stadium, but a drive to the soccer laboratory facilities at National Institute for Sports, domcilied inside the stadium, presents impressive and colourful features of the facilities, a transformative connect between cultural tourism and sports, a message the high flyer Governor of Lagos state intends to showcase.

From the lodging facilities of NIS, to about five mini stadias originally conceived for training and other  games, the splash of colourful paints, artistic works display and renovations of recreation areas, signposts the signs of a great outing for Nigeria’s biggest cultural tourism extravaganza, which may break over four years records of Governor Wike of Rivers state, who deployed the greatest incentives and enabling environment when River hosted Nafest in 2019.

The 36 States of the Federation are expected to storm the city of Lagos, from November 7th to 13th, next month for this special occasion.

Otunba Segun Runsewe, the Director General of National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, and President, Africa Region of World Craft Council (NCC), was in Lagos over the weekend. He met Lagos Commissioner for Tourism, Mrs Akinbile, like master soccer players, directing and driving the renewal process festival choice grounds and also powering the values, which cultural tourism can bring to infrastructure maintainance architecture and usage.

Otunba Segun Runsewe and Akinbile are also repositioning security for the festival, and with thousands of cultural delegations from all over the country.

Lagos state known for massive investment in security architecture, there is no doubt Governor Sanwo-0lu, has found powerful willing destination marketers in Runsewe, supported by Pharmacist Akinbile, with Eko Nafest, expected to showcase the culture and economic investment opportunities in the city of aquatic splendour.

A special media tour, is being planned to officially unveil this refreshing transformation of the Sports city by Governor Sanwo-0lu, and also its  capacity to provide revenue yielding opportunities for out-door events on sports, culture and tourism.

Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s Sports Minister and a Journalist may lead the Media tour to what will be known as Cultural festival city in the heart of Lagos in Surulere.

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