In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe, the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has said that rather than getting overwhelmed with the fear of the contagious Coronavirus disease, Lagosians can still have fun moderately without breaching safety protocols.
The Commissioner informed that the State government is not unaware of the challenges facing practitioners in the sector and the entire residents as a whole, revealing that the present administration is in the process of approving palliatives for practitioners in the tourism and entertainment industry.
Assuring Lagosians of the return of the old normal in the entertainment sector soon, the Commissioner advised all residents of the State to keep safe and always adhere to the guidelines stipulated by the government, stressing that COVID-19 is real and not a child’s play.
In his remarks, Mr. Solomon Bonu, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, noted that the event is a way of experimenting with the new normal in the entertainment industry, saying that the Ministry wants to bring people out of depression, entertain Lagosians and also, create awareness about the new normal in the entertainment industry.
He said that the feedback from the event which is the first in its series would be reviewed for future events to be hosted by the Ministry to keep the social life of the residents active.
The Digital Party which took place at the Lagos Theatre Oregun, amidst strict observance of the COVID-19 guidelines, also had in attendance the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Babatunde Olaide-Mesewaku; Nollywood Star, Saidi Balogun and few other officials of the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture.