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Ambode to unveil new Awolowo statue


Obafemi Awolowo

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, will on Tuesday unveil a new iconic statue of the late sage and nationalist, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.The imposing burst located on Obafemi Awolowo Way, by Lagos Television (LTV) junction in Ikeja, is a befitting replacement to the old Awolowo statue that was removed from the Allen Avenue round-about in Ikeja.
Standing at 20 feet, the new Awo burst will be unveiled by Ambode alongside notable dignitaries from across the state.The ceremony is also expected to be witnessed by members of the Awolowo family and Awoists across the country.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, in a statement said Tuesday’s ceremony will reinforce Ambode’s commitment to acknowledging the contributions of patriots, whose deeds and ideals were instrumental to making Lagos State and the South-West region a formidable political and intellectual force within Nigeria.
Designed and produced by Hamza Atta, the Awo burst symbolizes and projects his true value and reminds visitors and history enthusiasts about the legacy of the foremost statesman.

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