Agege area of Lagos State was agog following the kick-off of the eight-day ‘One Lagos Fiesta’ on Sunday as children and adults trooped into the Agege Stadium to participate in the event.

The fiesta aims to make residents celebrate the Christmas, end of year 2017 and enter the New Year in a joyous mood.

The 2017 edition of the event which was tagged ‘See, Feel and Explore Lagos’ is holding simultaneously in the five different divisions of the state.

These are Ikeja (Agege Stadium), Badagry (Badagry Grammar School), Ikorodu (Ikorodu Town Hall), Lagos Island (Bar Beach) and Epe (Epe-Marina Beachfront).

Flagging-off the event, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos, said that the One Lagos Fiesta was an end-of-the-year initiative of the government to boost the profile of the state and drive economic development.


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Ambode, who was represented by his Deputy, Idiat Adebule, said the event is in line with the vision of his administration to make Lagos the biggest destination for business tourists in West Africa.

“The One Lagos Fiesta is a vivacious celebration to provide fun and excitement to residents. A countdown to the end of the year as well as a colourful transition into the New Year.

“Aside the fun and recreation that the ‘One Lagos Fiesta’ offers, the event will also provide economic gains as it will provide an opportunity for people to get involved in trading and provision of services in all the venues.

“This will help develop the local economy of the state thereby making it self-sustaining during the festive period and after.

“Our vision remains the same, to create a smart mega city where business and creative opportunities abound; where physical and social amenities are world-class and where lives and property are safe and secured,” he said.

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