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Lagos @ 50 Ambode inaugurates 12 man committee


    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left); Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule; Chairman, Committee for Lagos @ 50, Prof. Wole Soyinka and Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, during the inauguration of Committee for Lagos @ 50

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday inaugurated a 12-man committee to plan a befitting 50th anniversary celebration for the state next year.

Ambode charged the members to work assiduously to make the celebration a significant one.

The governor said Lagos remains the ‘smallest, oldest and the most populated state in the federation.’

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle); Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (6th left); in a group photograph with Chairman, Committee for Lagos @ 50, Prof. Wole Soyinka (6th right) and other members of the Committee, during the inauguration of Committee for Lagos @ 50,
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle); Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (6th left); in a group photograph with Chairman, Committee for Lagos @ 50, Prof. Wole Soyinka (6th right) and other members of the Committee, during the inauguration of Committee for Lagos @ 50,
He declared that the state will be celebrating a prime age, next year hence the need to make the celebration a significant landmark event.

He announced that the choice of Nobel Laureate and elder statesman, Professor Wole Soyinka as the head of the committee was appropriate as he would be able to carry out the assignment as efficiently as possible.

L-R: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, discussing with Chairman, Committee for Lagos @ 50, Prof. Wole Soyinka, while the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, watches, during the inauguration of Committee for Lagos @ 50,

Other members of the committee are Mr. Rasheed Gbadamosi who is co-chairman ;Hon. Habeeb Fasinro ;Chief Olawale Cole ;Mrs. Sarah Boulos; Mrs. Abimbola OBafunwa; Prof. (Mrs) Senapon Bakare; Mrs. Chika Balogun ; Mr. Folarin Coker ;Prof. Ademola Abass ;Bolanle Austen-Peters and Mrs Olufunmilayo Balogun.

Ambode said that he was grateful to God that Soyinka agreed to serve in the committee, adding that their responsibility would be, among other things, to develop a comprehensive framework for the event.

In his remark, Professor Wole Soyinka, said the celebration would afford the state an excellent opportunity for it to identify with the triumph, losses and experiences of the black race at home and in the diaspora.

L-R: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, in a warm handshake with Chairman, Committee for Lagos @ 50, Prof. Wole Soyinka, during the inauguration of Committee for Lagos @ 50, at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. With them are members of the Committee; Dr. Michael Olawole-Cole and Mrs. Bolanle Austin Peters.

The Nobel Laureate noted that members of the team were well selected and would work assiduously to ensure that Lagos has the most befitting celebration she deserves.

He described the achievement of the state so far as wonderful likening the upcoming celebration to that of the blacks in the ”Mediteranean Blue.”

”It would enhance the perception of blacks as a cultural people.”.

Source: leadership.ng


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