The Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, played host to series of performances by children last Sunday, in which the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode was treated to the best of contemporary art performances by various groups.
The event was tagged “A Special Evening of the Arts” and it was held to celebrate the 2018 children’s Day.
Governor Ambode eulogised the creative ingenuity of the children who performed at the event saying that “every work of arts has an innate expression that tells the story of the past, the present and the future. As we celebrate the 51st year anniversary of the State, we are also giving gratitude to God for the 3rd anniversary of this administration and more importantly, we are celebrating our most cherished asset, the children.”
Ambode, who was full of admiration for the spectacular show displayed by the various performing arts groups, said the state will nurture the budding of talents to the enviable height where they will become the pride of the nation.
The governor said “these children mean so much to me and I love them all from the bottom of my heart. I am and I reiterate once again committed to the upliftment of the culture and the heritage of Lagos.
“I will do it with all my strength and I also promise that I will keep the performing arts growing by investing in the sector.
“Already we are in the process of having a Lagos Museum and we will do everything to create the atmosphere that will allow these young ones to thrive and also become additional celebrities that we want them to be.”
He also pledged the commitment of the State government to providing new opportunities for the coming generations and uplifts the culture and heritage of the state through performing arts.