The Lagos State Government organised “Lagos History Lecture” in commemoration of the Lagos@50 celebrations will hold on Thursday, 24th of May, 2017 at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island by 10:00am prompt.
According to the Chairman of the Planning Committee and Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, the Lecture themed: “LAGOS: YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW” will be delivered by Professor Hakeem Danmole, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.
The event, which will be chaired by His Royal Majesty, Oba Riliwanu Babatunde Akiolu I, the Oba of Lagos and moderated by the Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University, Professor Lanre Fagbohun, has many discussants such as Senator Hassan Adisa Fasinro, the first Town Clerk of the Lagos City Council; Alhaji Femi Okunnu, former Minister of Works and Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun, Secretary to the first Civilian Government in Lagos State.
Others include Justice George Oguntade, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; Justice Olusola Hunponu-Wusu, retired Administrative Judge of the Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court; and Mr. Supo Shasore, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State.
The Lecture is designed to outline the evolution of Lagos from the pre-colonial times, recount the growth and development of Lagos as a City State and mirror its future in comparison with its Peer City States to aggregate the hopes and aspirations of Lagosians on their dream Lagos of the next 50 years.
The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode is the Chief Host of the Lecture which will be preceded by an exhibition from 9.00 am.