Built in 1977 to celebrate Nigeria hosting the first and the largest gathering of African performers, Festival Of Arts And Culture in same year, Festac 77, National Theatre is the symbolic pillar of entertainment in Nigeria with a lot of veteran, past and present gracing it’s stages and creating phenomenal magic.
Although, in a sorry state as a result of long time abandonment, National Theatre is still a formidable figure of entertainment in present day Nigeria.
The Federal Government, today July 12, 2020 officially handed over the National Theatre at Iganmu, Lagos State, to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers Committee for rehabilitation.
During the handover ceremony of the facility which was constructed in 1976, the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, said the bankers were targeting one million job creation from the project in the next five years.
The event was attended by dignitaries including the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.