We’ll explore gaming, tourism for devt — Sanwo-Olu


Sanwo-OluGOVERNOR Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, yesterday, expressed commitment to explore more on tourism, entertainment and gaming for economic and social development in the state.

Sanwo-Olu made the remark at the maiden edition of the 2024 Africa Gaming Expo, AGE, in Victoria Island, with the theme: ‘Exploring the Future of the Africa Gaming Market: Emerging Trends, Prospects and Opportun

The governor said that the gaming expo was in line with the state’s government’s agenda.

He said: “It will also provide a unique opportunity to review the present industry practices against global best standards and chart a new course for the future of gaming market in Africa, which is currently estimated at $7.8 billion.

”For us in Lagos State, as an emerging smart city, the sub-theme of the Expo – ‘Entertainment, Gaming and Tourism: A Nexus for Economic Growth’ would appear more germane as it speaks to the integral part of the state’s economic agenda and priorities.

“Lagos, known for its commercial and political grandeur, is regarded as the commercial and entertainment capital of Africa and has remained committed to the development of the nation’s tourism sector.

“This is through entertainment and cultural export across various entities like movie, music, fashion and recently gaming.”

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