Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has formally endorsed the Nigeria Skits Industry Awards as formal recognition to artistes who have used the medium of skits to give expression to their various talents.
The governor also gave consent to the nomination of Lagos as the host city of the first edition.
He stated this when the promoter of the NSIA, Hon Bimbo Daramola, paid him a visit at the Lagos House, Marina where he presented the Governor with the Awards insignia.
He stated that this is in demonstration of his belief that the society will be built with everyone contributing their quota in different ways.
According to a statement by his chief press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu added that the creative sector continues to be an area of interest to him therefore necessitating the many support for arts development in Lagos State, particularly because Lagos is the entertainment capital of Nigeria, with the state providing the launch pad for many successful artistes and a city of hope, where dreams are realised for the budding ones.
Declaring his love for the emerging skits industry, Governor Sanwo-Olu commended the organisers for thinking of giving formal recognition to the artistes.
The governor said the creativity, passion and determination that they have shown has made skits a significant feature of the Nigerian entertainment landscape, agreeing that giving the skit makers the recognition they have earned is proper and thoughtful.