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As part of efforts to show clarity, sincerity, transparency and probity in the process of restoration, revitalization and revamping of the National Theatre, the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed held a bare it all meeting with the Management of National Theatre, AUPCTRE and RATTAWU- the two workers Union in the National Theatre.The meeting which commenced at 10 am was at the instance of the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture and held at Ikeja G.R.A. Professor Sunday E. Ododo, fsonta FNAL, welcomed the Minister to Lagos and introduced the Management and Union Executives present at the Meeting. In the palatial setting of Radisson Blu Hotel, the Honourable Minister answered all the questions of the Union Executives and staff representatives. He said the restoration of the National Theatre is aimed at making proud Nigerians of the National Theatre that will be one of the best in theREAD MORE
blog A Man True to his Root
The Organizers of Ebira Unity TV honoured the Erudite Scholar of  Theatre Arts, Theatre Technology and Performance Aestetics, Prof Sunday Enessi Ododo fsonta FNL, the GM/CEO, National Theatre. The Leadership Award in honour of the GM/CEO for his immense and laudable contribution to the development of Theatre Arts in Nigeria was received with encomium from all and soundry as timely and well deserved. This was during the unveiling and launching of Ebira Unity Television (EUT), today the 20th February, 2021, at the NICON Luxury Hotels Garki Abuja.  The Ebira Unity TV, is a television broadcast that came to limelight in March, 2020 as a global outreach for all Ebiras both locally and in diaspora. The Organizers of the event in their wisdom deemed it necessary to recognise and honour the sons and daughters of Ebira Nation who have in one way or the other made the ethnic nationality proud inREAD MORE
blog late chike ejiros artists night
Chico Ejiro was well celebrated today in a fitting Artists Night which held at the Entrance 'C' Lawn of the National Theatre, Iganmu Lagos. The event which had in attendance members of the Association of Movie Producers, Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), the cream de la cream of Nollywood, movie marketers and fans of the late Director was a very touching and moving event. Those who spoke on the occasion include: Zeb Ejiro, brother of the deceased, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Hon. Desmond Elliot, Prof Sunday Ododo, Alh Adedayo Thomas, MD. NVFCB to mention a few. Segun Arinze anchored the event while ably assisted by Paul Obazele. The wife and children of the bereaved were in attendance all through the event. The GM/CEO of the National Theatre Prof. Sunday E. Ododo fsonta, FNAL announced that the National Theatre shall immortalize Chico Ejiro with an annual National Theatre Chico Ejiro FilmREAD MORE
blog on No Job Loss; gm/ceo assures National Theatre staff union
The Sunday February 14 signing of MOU between Federal Government and the Bankers Committee has generated a lot of reactions, misinformation and misinterpretation from the Press and these have understandably raised some concerns for the workers of the National Theatre. Due to this development and the silent grumblings of the s justtaff force, the ever concerned GM/CEO Professor Sunday E. Ododo fsonta, FNAL, in company of the Management staff met with the Joint Congress of AUPCTRE and RATTAWU in the Cinema Hall I of the National Theatre today Tuesday 16, 2021, to allay the fears of the staff who might feel that new development is a threat to their jobs.  During the address to the Joint Congress which lasted for over 3hrs, the GM/CEO educated the workers on the MoU which was signed and how it was going to benefit the workers. He emphasized that the Bankers Committee intervention wasREAD MORE
blog - MOU signed for revamping and restoration of National Theatre
On Sunday February 14, 2021 the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Revamping and Restoration of the National Theatre was signed between the Federal Governmen and Central Bank of Nigeria/Bankers Committee. Also signed is the contract awards for the project.  The signing of the MOU and contract awards was witnessed by the Host Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos State, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Mr. Sunday Dare, Minister of Sports and Youths Development, CEO of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe, General Manager/CEO of National Theatre, Prof Sunday Ododo, fsonta, FNAL and the Director of Legal Ministry of Information and Culture, Mr Nnanna Ibom,  in a very colour ceremony held at the Entrance 'A' of the National Theatre. The CBN Governor stated that the Renovation project is expected to take 15 months to complete. Speaking before the signing, the HonourableREAD MORE
blog second National Theatre Staff Training round post
Titled "Change Management in the National Theatre: Understanding the Key Players ", the second batch of staff training declared as business clinic which was earlier delivered by Prof. E.S. Dandaura, PhD, fsonta, MNAL, MNIPR was re-presented to another set of the National Theatre staff. The presenter took a cursory look at the Complexity of Change Management, Project vs Change Management, the The Character of Change Management amongst others. The GM/CEO who gave the opening remarks also promised to continue this excellent act of capacity building; making every staff an agent of change for positive contributions.
blog festival of unity post
The National Theatre, Lagos is set to host Festival of Unity between Dec. 18 and Dec. 20 to celebrate this year’s Yuletide. The facility’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Stephen Ogundele, in a statement to newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday, said the festival would rekindle the hope of Lagos residents as the nation recovers from COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)
blog 2day capacity building at NATIONAL THEATRE
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