24 September 2018

Nigeria: National Theatre'll Lose Its Historic Monument If Privatised - GM

The incumbent General Manager (GM) of the National Theatre Complex, Dr Stella Oyedepo, has allayed the fears of Nigerians saying the edifice will neither be privatized nor concessioned.

Oyedepo said there was no move or plan by the Federal Government to privatise the complex or hand its affairs over to the Lagos State Government to manage.

"The National Theatre complex belongs to the Federal Government of Nigeria and it still remains the pride of the nation," Oyedepo said.

The GM told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that if the Federal Government should privatise the complex, it would cease to retain its historic honour of being the pride of the nation.

According to her, the National Theatre complex is very valuable to the history and culture of Nigerians and it can be turned into something else if left in private hands.

She said that taking pride in what was called a national monument could be very important to the people.

NAN

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