New National Theatre will offer world best — CEO

The National Arts Theatre will offer the best standard of service delivery and compete for international events when its ongoing rehabilitation is completed, the General Manager, Prof. Sunday Ododo, has said.

Ododo said this on at a one-day Theatre Technology Workshop held at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Hall, Iganmu, Lagos.

According to him, the ongoing revamp of the National Theatre will make the edifice more beautiful, requiring skillful to deliver services to customers.

“The new National Theatre will be having a customer is international and is used to the best standards of service delivery.

“We will be competing internationally for events like World Conferences, United Nations meetings, AU Conferences and others,” Ododo said.

He said the workshop became necessary to equip the mentally in order to function at international level.

Ododo promised to actualise a “new National Theatre” would effectively deliver services and rank among the best public theatres globally.

“As the theatre building is undergoing much needed revamping, renovation and repairs, it is pertinent to equip those will run the operations of the ‘new National Theatre,” he said.

He said capacity building of the National Theatre was paramount to improve their skills and make them mentally able to survive modern theatre operations.

The one-day training focused on stage lighting, sound and set design for whose job description fall under one of the theatre technologies.

NAN reports the rehabilitation and redevelopment of the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, is a N25 billion investment financed by the Bankers Committee in a public-private partnership (PPP) with the Federal Government.

As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) rehabilitation with federal government, the sprawling ground of the monument will be redeveloped into a creative hub for film, fashion, music and IT. (NAN)