The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism and Inter governmental Relations, Mr. Disun Holloway, has reiterated the present administration’s determination to create job opportunities while empowering youths in the state.
Holloway made this assertion while declaring open the Nigeria International Wines and Spirit fair at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island on Thursday.
According to the Commissioner, the State Government will continue to partner private initiatives as long as it is in line with the administration’s policy of enhancing growth and development of the Youth, stressing that the decision to train bartenders during the 3-day fair will go a long way in ensuring best practices in the sector.
While calling on the organised private sector to emulate the organisers of the fair, Holloway stressed that it was part of their social responsibility to the state and humanity in general, adding that the Babatunde led administration will continue to identify with programmes and projects that will enhance development.
He revealed that the State Government has already partnered with some investors in certain industries in order to firmly place Lagos on the world map as one of the fastest developing states in the world.
Enjoining Lagosians to avail themselves of the serene atmosphere the fair will provide to relax and unwind, the Commissioner noted that since the international wine and spirit fair is a world class event, it would provide a platform for trade and fostering inter-cultural business relationship with wine and spirit producers around the world.
Participants at the 3-day fair include wine producers from France, Italy, Spain, Nigeria and South Africa.