Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu has inspected the ongoing construction of J. Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, Onikan.
The place served as a hub for cultural tourism, recreation and entertainment. Reconstruction started in 2018.
Governor Sanwoolu has pledged to make the Centre a major reference point for Yoruba culture and Arts, The Board of trustees has already been setup as the completion of the reconstruction gets closer.
He already disclosed that the State Government was in discussion with arts and culture organisations including National Museum, British Museum & others on the availability of works documenting the rich history of Yoruba and their arts in the Centre.
The Governor also said the building of the Centre also fits into the overall Global objective in Arts, Culture and Tourism.
The 20-year Arts and Tourism Masterplan and the delivery of this Centre would help bring our strategy in making Lagos tourism destination a reality.
The Board Members of this Center include private sector players, to provide a robust platform for engagement that would put the Centre on the world map.