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Gov Ambode kicks off Lagos@50 celebrations: as Soyinka berates critics of his appointment

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State Governor
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State Governor
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Saturday, formally launched activities preceding the one-year long programme of activities to mark the 50 years anniversary of Lagos State, scheduled to climax on May 28, 2017.
This is just as Chairman, Lagos @ 50 Committee, Lagos State, Prof Wole Soyinka, described those condemning his appointment as ignorant.
Soyinka made the remark at a special children programme tagged, “Vision of the Child”, to kick start the activities for the Golden Jubilee. The Nobel Laureate said those against his appointment, by Ambode as co-chair of the committee, were only exhibiting ignorance.
While stating that he would not join issues with such people, Soyinka said his family was a pioneer in the development of Lagos and that it was unfortunate that the so-called Lagosians were denying themselves the opportunity of knowing Lagos which his committee would offer.
He clarified that the idea of the one year-long celebration was just to create consciousness of the celebration in the minds of the people, and not that events would be organized every day.

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