by Leslie Jacks
The Lagos State Government (LASG) has pulled down the statue monument of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, placed at the popular Allen Roundabout, Lagos Mainland.
This is coming few years after the former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode commissioned the statue of Afrobeat legend.
Commenting on the development, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s spokesperson, Gboyega Akosile who confirmed that the statue has been pulled down, said the roundabout where the statue was situated made the list of four roundabouts identified by the current administration as the major cause of gridlock in the state.
He noted that the Lagos state Government in its effort to curb traffic jams within the state has been embarking on a lot of sustainable means to ease traffic.
Akosile stated further that plans have been concluded to erect the statue in a more conducive space for the benefit of Lagosians.
Other roundabouts causing gridlock in the state according to the government includes places in Ikotun, Lekki-Epe expressway and Maryland.