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Student Beach Festival to boost tourism industry – Folahan

Student Beach Festival to boost tourism industry – Folahan

To boost tourism and provide an opportunity for students to showcase their talent and network, the Verified Creative House and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) are packaging a beach party in Lagos.

Tiley Folahan, the creative director of the Student Festival Committee, at a press conference in Lagos, said “The aim of the Student Beach Festival is to unite students from diverse backgrounds and campuses; create networking opportunities, cultivate future partnerships, and, of course, indulge in moments of enjoyment.”

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He disclosed that the event will be held on December 13 2023 at Gold Beach in Lagos.

It is expected that will serve as a stage to showcase the creative talents thriving on various campuses in the country, adding that the objective of the festival is also to inspire and instill hope in the talents of Nigerian youth, encouraging them to steadfastly pursue their dreams and aspirations.

Folahan asserted the event seeks to empower students in terms of creating job opportunities, adding that, “We have contracted over 500 ticket agents across all campuses in Nigeria, granting them the opportunity to sell tickets and earn commissions.

“We are also collaboratively engaging with over 200 students in organizing this event, resulting in a total of 700 student partners.”

He said that the organisers are optimistic that the project will lead to positive outcomes and signify an innovative leap toward encouraging students to venture into positive endeavours on their respective campuses across the country.

He called on members of the media, corporate organisations, and other stakeholders to partner with them in a bid to engender positive developments on the campuses.

Also speaking at the event, Samuel Ojetola, the head of the planning committee, Student Festival Committee, said that the committee has collaborated with the Rapid Response Squad of the Nigeria Police to provide security at the event.

The event will feature inter-campus competitions in dance, rap, music and others.

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Olatunbosun David Falolu, NANS JCC director of socials Lagos Axis, said that students were critical part of the Nigerian population, adding they will always participate in activities that promote and enhance the interests of Nigerian students.