Lagos Presents Certificate of Occupancy to UAE for Cultural Centre

In a landmark move bolstering cultural ties and intercultural exchange, the Lagos State Government has granted a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the establishment of a cultural center in Lagos.

The ceremony, held at the Consulate Office of the UAE in Victoria Island, signifies the commitment of the state government to promote cultural diplomacy and strengthen bilateral relations.

Dr. Oreoluwa Finnih, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), leading the state’s delegation, emphasized the partnership’s focus on leveraging education and cultural exchange for global citizenship and sustainable development.

Presenting the Certificate of Occupancy to the Consular General, Dr. Finnih highlighted the significance of the cultural hub in facilitating dialogue between the two regions.

The partnership, she noted, promises to enrich the cultural and educational landscapes of both Lagos and the UAE, fostering cross-cultural understanding and socio-economic growth.

Dr. Finnih reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to promoting cultural diplomacy and educational excellence through collaborative initiatives aimed at empowering citizens to become global citizens.

Expressing gratitude for the gesture, Dr. Abdulla Al-Mandoos, Consul General of the UAE, commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration and pledged to enhance bilateral relations through cultural and educational exchanges.

Highlighting the importance of cross-cultural collaboration, Dr. Al-Mandoos emphasized the transformative potential of joint initiatives in cultivating a more interconnected global community.

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