Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday at plenary passed into law, a bill to promote, market and develop the state domestically and internationally as a major tourist destination.
The law titled, ‘A Bill for a Law to Provide for the Establishment of the Lagos State Tourism Promotion Agency and for Connected Purposes’, is also to highlight the uniqueness of the state and assist the development of its tourism products and services.
The law is to also among others “develop and promote the state as a premier travel and tourist destination; attract and increase tourist arrivals and direct tourism investment and identify and develop potential tourism destination.
“It is to maximize the economic and social benefits of tourism; encourage and promote improved standards of tourist establishments, facilities,
attractions and services offered to tourists.
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday passed a Bill for a Law to Provide for the Establishment of the Lagos State Tourism Promotion Agency and for Connected Purposes.
The Agency is being put in place to promote the state’s tourism industry and achieve international best practices in the delivery of tourism products and services.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 54-section bill, sponsored by 13 lawmakers, was read for the third time on the floor of the House before passage after a voice vote.
Mr Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the House, directed the Clerk, Mr Azeez Sanni, to forward a clean copy of the bill to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of the state for assent