The Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, has commenced the remodeling of Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi and Late Chief MKO Abiola statues.
According to the government, the statues will be remodeled into a new, bigger and more aesthetic sculpture for better appreciation of the contributions of the two prominent Nigerians to the development of Nigeria.
The State Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, while speaking on the development said the old statues were removed after the government commissioned a group of artists to remodel the entire park.
She disclosed that the family of Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, during a visit to the commissioned sculptor’s studio, lauded the State Government’s initiative to remodel the old statue of the human-rights’ lawyer into a bigger larger-than-life size statue.
According to her, “the family affirmed that the artwork indeed is a true image of Late Chief Fawehinmi and expressed their appreciation to the present administration for the initiative to enhance the immortalization of the respected human-rights crusader”.
Recall that the State Government has, in the last two years, embarked on urban regeneration and city-image enhancement projects with the completion of many and ongoing erections of different artistic sculptures and monuments at strategic locations across the State.