Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has revealed plans to construct five new arts theatres in order to promote tourism and engage the youths.

The Governor, who spoke at a stage play titled 'Heartbeat The Musical...A New Beginning' held at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos and directed by Olu Jacobs and Joke Silver, said the theatres would be up and running before the end of 2017. The Punch Newspaper reported.

"We are already engaging the Terra Kulture and we are speaking to another consultant and the truth is that we want to have the theatres in Badagry, Epe, Ikorodu, Alimosho and on the Mainland. We already have one in Victoria Island. But the truth is that this is where the energy of Lagos is and that is where we should go."

Governor Ambode added that there would be more more plans to promote the arts and entertainment sector.

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