About 30,000 visitors would converge on Lagos for the first edition of All Nigeria Festival, scheduled for April 13, to April 15, the organizers have said.
Organiser of the event, Mr. Kupa Victory, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Lagos.
He said that the festival would be organised in partnership with Lagos State Government, adding that the initiative was in tandem with government’s drive for promoting the city as a tourism hub.
According to him, it is also part of the government effort to diversify the economy.
“This is tandem with diversifying Nigeria’s economy and to reduce continued dependence on crude oil as the only source of revenue.
“It is time the private sector takes the bull by the horns, to take charge of the tourism sector.
“This urge in turn will give rise to the inspiration for us entrepreneurs to partner with the Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture,” he said
He added that the festival would create a market place which will feature cuisines and culture of the West African country.
This, he noted would culminate into a festive exhibition.
He mentioned some of the activities for the event as; exhibition of food, fashion, local beverage, arts and craft, cultural dance and live music.
Victory who is also a veteran musician, said that the three-day national event was designed to showcase and promote different tribes, cultures and traditions of Nigerians.
He said that all states of the federation would participate in the festival.
He also assured international tourists and guests of adequate security from the Lagos State Police command and private security.
The venue of the event is the main bowl of the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS).