Boat regatta will attract investors and boost revenue, says commissioner
The state Commissioner for Arts, Culture, and Tourism Mr. Steve Ayorinde confirms that regatta funfair would happen at the Lagoon Waterfront, Ikoyi, on April 1.
Lagos State Government under the avenue of boosting internal revenue will be hosting a boat regatta funfair through the Ministry of Tourism.
He also emphasized the point that rich and aquatic culture asset embedded in the state would be the reason to attract investment.
The public would be able to see the boat and experience the culture and the boat would be open for them. He also said that it is one of the major festivals in 2018 under the Art and Culture event by Lagos State.
"It is a cultural and entertainment funfair meant to showcase part of the state's rich aquatic cultural asset, being a festival that is common to the traditional coastline communities.
"The boat regatta is a traditional tourism feature of Lagos State and this year's outing is in line with the vision of Gov. Akinwumi Ambode.
The commissioner said that this would help them in highlighting the beauty of waterways of Lagos, its tourism value and its market potential to the tourists around the globe. Taking about the people of Lagos and tourists, he said that water regatta would also be serving as a family recreational activity.
The activities would include various performances including traditional boat regatta parade, water safety tips, cultural displays and other attractions
The commissioner also reiterates that there would be water-swimming competitions, canoe race, and other events, where water communities will be battling for the prizes.