Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has endorsed the Nigeria Skits Industry Awards and gave consent to the nomination of Lagos as the host city of the maiden edition.
Sanwo-Olu, in demonstration of his belief that the society will be built with everyone contributing their quota in different ways, accepted the hosting rights for the award ceremony when the award promoter, Hon. Bimbo Daramola paid him a visit at the Lagos House, Marina.
Declaring his love for the emerging Skits Industry, Governor Sanwo-Olu commended the organisers for thinking of giving formal recognition to the artists who have used the medium of skits to give expression to their various talents.
He also said the creativity, passion, and determination that they have shown has made skits a significant feature of the Nigerian entertainment landscape, agreeing that giving the skit makers the recognition they have earned is proper and thoughtful.
He added that the creative sector continues to be an area of interest to him, therefore, necessitating the many support for arts development in Lagos State, particularly because Lagos is the entertainment capital of Nigeria, with the state providing the launchpad for many successful artists and a city of hope, where dreams are realised for the budding ones.