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Awo’s statue, piece of artwork, not photograph – Lagos govt (Punch)

Awo’s statue, piece of artwork, not photograph – Lagos govt (Punch)

The Lagos State government has reacted to criticism and diverse interpretations trailing the recently unveiled statue of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, saying it is a piece of artwork expressing the artist’s impression of the late sage and not a photograph.

The Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, in a statement on Friday, said rather than concentrating more on the artistic depiction, people should consider the state government’s desire to inspire the unborn generations about his legacies.

She noted that immortalising heroes was a way of spurring present and future generation of Nigerians to effectively connect with the past with a view to committing them to the vision and ideals of the nation’s founding fathers. Read more

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