by Sofowora Oladapo
Many Lagosians and political observers, wonder at the genesis of the relationship between the Governor of Lagos state Akinwunmi Ambode and the late sage, and premier of the defunct western region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
But the truth of the matter still remains that the Lagos state Governor benefited immensely from the late sage’s policy in the western region.
Happenings.com.ng gathered that, Governor Ambode in his youth, has always been a strong admirer of the late sage having enjoyed his free education policy, which made Ambode a product of what he is today, i.e. an accomplished chattered accountant and the Governor of Lagos state.
As his love for the ‘Awoist Ideology’ keeps waxing stronger, Ambode is set to pay back the pundit’s good gesture by appreciating the late sage for impacting his life positively.
The Governor on Tuesday the 26th of september 2017, will be unveiling an eminent 20 – feet tall architectural statue of the late sage at the LTV round about bus top, Ikeja Lagos. The Governor had earlier this year ordered the removal of the old statue erected at the Allen Bus-stop.
The Governor will be joined by top government dignitaries, Lagos state officials, Awoist, and the Awolowo family, to officially unveil the gigantic statue.