Following the viral reports that the Lagos State Government (LASG) is set to replace the statues of prominent personalities, M.K.O Abiola and Gani Fawehinmi at the Ojota Park with another monument, the government has swiftly denied the reports.
Reacting to the report, the Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and culture, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinshola said the ongoing remodeling of the parks was to erect not only a new but bigger, better and more aesthetic sculpture of the previous monument.
The Acting Commissioner said the project will also include additional facilities such as water fountain and a designated mini park.
Mrs. Akinshola added that the government plans to change the face of Lagos with the ongoing erection of 29 artistic sculptures and monuments at different locations across the state.
She further said that out of 29 artistic sculptures and monument approved by the Lagos State Government, six of them are completed, which include The Drummer (erected at Ipakodo, Ikorodu), Youth Empowerment (erected at Sabo Yaba), The Fisherman (erected at Badagry junction), first settler in Lagos, Prince Olofin (erected at Ijora); the first King of Lagos, Prince Ado (erected at Moloney Junction, Lagos); Ojuloge (erected opposite the National Theatre)
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