Commissioner promises to advance Lagos tourism sector

Luqmon Balogun, Lagos

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The newly appointed Lagos Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has promised to bring her wealth of experience to bear in her quest to harness the tourism and entertainment potential of the State.
The Commissioner made the pledge while addressing staff of the Ministry upon resumption to her new duty post.
In a statement released by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs of the Ministry, Mrs Olayinka Ojo, the Commissioner said that her legacies in her previous places of assignments were evident and speaks volume to her result-oriented nature.
While stressing the cooperation she enjoyed in the previous Ministries where she served which made her excel, Akinbile-Yusuf in the statement enjoined the officials of the Ministry of Tourism to be innovative and come up with ideas that would complement her vision for the Ministry in line with the policy framework of the Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Statement reads in part “I believe that ideas rule the world, I believe in good ideas that can promote government and promote the Ministry, there is always something new that we can tell the world about Lagos tourism on a daily basis and as such we must be determined to sell Lagos State to the outside world with the aim of improving our local economy.
She harped on the need for cordial and good working relationship among the staff, stressing that the success of any of the departments should be collectively celebrated as a joint effort made possible through mutual effort.
“Don’t indulge in excuses but be result-driven in your respective duties,” the Commissioner added.
The Commissioner through the statement also reiterated her desire to maintain a target of 80 percent budgetary performance of resources allocated to the Ministry for the year and ensure that funds are judiciously used for the intended purposes to better the lot of residents of the State.
Akinbile-Yusuf who served as Commissioner for Ministry of Youth and Social Development as well as Wealth Creation and Employment under the immediate past administration in the State was appointed Commissioner for Home Affairs under the incumbent administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu prior to her recent redeployment to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.