The National Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos, is now undergoing renovations and will be renamed Lagos Creative and Entertainment Center once completed, according to the Federal Government.
On Tuesday, April 19, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, revealed this while signing an agreement for Nigeria to hold the inaugural Global Conference on Cultural Tourism and Creative Industry in Madrid, Spain.
“Nigeria will be hosting the event at the National Theatre in Lagos, which is currently being renovated for $100 million under a partnership between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Bankers’ Committee/Central Bank of Nigeria.
“It is the first of such renovation of the iconic edifice in over four decades.
“In addition to the renovation, new hubs are being constructed, within the premises of the National Theatre, for fashion, information, technology, film, and music.
“With that, the National Theatre is now known as the Lagos Creative and Entertainment Centre.
“In addition, the Lagos surface rail system, to serve the National Theatre, will be commissioned ahead of the Global Conference.”
The global conference will be held from November 14 to 17.
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