A delegation led by Mr. Biodun Onayele, Director General Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB) paid a courtesy visit to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mr. Jamiu Ashimi in his office at the Secretariat, Alausa to sensitize the Ministry on the statutory functions of the Bureau which include regulating, preserving and disseminating accurate records on Lagos State.
According to Mr. Onayele, the visit was necessary to seek for a working relationship between the Bureau and the Ministry as both are custodians of the history, culture, heritage and policies of the State. He added that the benefits arising from the relationship will boost and add value to the promotion and development of tourism and cultural heritage in the State.
He also stated that the Bureau will act as a backup for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as a “one stop shop” for persons, groups and organisations needing information on Lagos State.
In his response, Mr. Ashimi thanked the team for the visit and assured the Director General of the full cooperation of the Ministry in assisting the Agency in attaining its statutory functions. He further stated that the State Government is in full support of boosting the tourism and cultural heritage of the State hence there is need for immediate collaboration.
He further stated that he will avail the Bureau all documents and publications relating to the activities of the Ministry most especially the ones related to the Lagos @ 50 celebration for preservation and public consultation.
The Director General thereafter presented the Permanent Secretary with the Bureau’s bronchure and extant circulars directing all MDAs to be involving LASRAB in their activities and also to be depositing 2 (two) copies of all publications (print & electronics) done with the State Government’s funds to the Bureau.
The LASRAB’s team that visited the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture with the Director General comprises Dr. Kolawole Oseni, Head, Records & Archives, Mr. Babatunde Aragbada, Asst. Director, Admin & HR, Mr. Lookman Durojaiye, Head Public Affairs Unit, Mr. Ayodeji Olukoya, Principal Programme Analyst and Aisha Animashaun, Public Affairs Officer.
18th July, 2017