Lagos plans to boost economy with street carnival


Nigeria’s economic hub, on Thursday said it would hold a 12-hour street carnival to boost the economy of the state ahead of the Yuletide.

The overall aim of the carnival was to boost the economy, Adebimpe Akinsola, the State Special Adviser on Tourism, told reporters in Ikeja, the state capital.

Akinsola said the event, formerly known as Lagos Street party, had transformed into a carnival that would take place on the whole stretch of Oba Akran road from noon till midnight.

She assured that arrangements were in place to ensure maximum security and traffic control.

Akinsola said over 700 revelers were expected to attend the carnival in colorful costumes, design and animation in a controlled procession.

She said the carnival would be used to showcase the abundant indigenous culture, food and lifestyle of Lagos.

Akinsola said besides entertainment and fun making, the carnival would offer upcoming artistes and tradesmen the opportunity to exhibit their skills and market their products. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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