Lagos State Govt states real reasons for removing Fela, Awolowo statues

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Fela and Awolowo statues

The Lagos State Government has revealed that it removed Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, and Obafemi Awolowo statues to further give way for development and clear gridlocks in the area.

This was made known by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde on Thursday while speaking to newsmen.

“The Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration in a bid to finding a lasting solution to traffic gridlocks in the State, identified about 60 congestion points and has started work to improve traffic experienced in five major locations” Oladeinde said.

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He further stated that the government duly informed and consulted the Anikulapo-Kuti’s family before the action was taken.

The Commissioner said that Fela statue will be relocated to the roundabout between Allen Avenue and Opebi-Toyin Street.

“We are in the process of erecting the beautiful work of art, depicting Fela Anikulapo-Kuti at the Opebi-Toyin Street junction.

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“The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is also working on a befitting location to erect the old Obafemi Awolowo statue.”

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Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has effected a minor cabinet reshuffle, with the appointment of three new members.

 

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