Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Monday said that his government was making concrete arrangements to host an international technology conference next year that will bring global players in the industry to help showcase the huge potentials of the state.
The governor who spoke to reporters on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States, said the conference will be of the standard seen in Dubai.
“We are working on one or two big international conferences that we think will happen in Lagos next year. One will be one of the biggest tech shows, the ones that you see in Dubai, later in the year,” the Lagos State said.
Sanwu-Olu disclosed that Lagos was ready to also host international art exhibition, fashion exhibitions in 2024 as part of the States’ strength – as the government continuous to improve on critical infrastructure including rail transportation and attraction of foreign direct investment.
The governor explained that he was in New York to lend support to President Bola Tinubu who is joining world leaders to exchange ideas on bilateral issues of benefit to Nigeria.
“So, we are hoping that we can follow up on what the country portends what the issues that we currently have, so that we can put our country on a global stage to be able to converse with other world players, but more importantly, you know, for people to understand that Nigeria is open for business, Nigeria is willing and ready to take its place and have its full potential being recognized by other global players,” he added.