The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said on Wednesday the state government would collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure that the creative industry thrives.
Sanwo-Olu stated this at a meeting with members of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) and other key stakeholders in the Nigerian Film Industry.
The governor said his administration would do everything possible to boost the creative sector.
He said the government was mindful of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown on the entertainment industry, particularly the cinema sector.
According to him, the government will work with the association to achieve a win-win situation.
The governor assured the film industry experts that his administration would ensure that the government continued to protect the interest of the industry.
He said: “We will work collaboratively with your industry. I am aware of the enormous challenges you face especially in this period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“But as you know, we have to do what is right to protect the lives and property of millions of Lagosians.”