- The Lagos@50 celebrations reportedly kicked off on Friday, April 7, amid fanfare in different parts of the state
- Indigenes and residents of the state are gearing up for other activities to herald the 50th anniversary celebrations of the 'Centre of Excellence'
- Mrs Nosimot Akinsola, the state commissioner for Arts and Culture, believes this celebration will be talked about for years to come
The Lagos state commissioner for Arts and Culture, Mrs Nosimot Adebimpe Akinsola, has revealed plans by the state government to ensure the unification of Yorubas, Hausas, Igbos and other non-indigenes of the state during the Lagos at 50 celebration.
Mrs Akinsola who spoke with some journalists in her office at the state secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja, recently, explained that the celebration is being extended to everyone living in the state.
She noted emphatically, that the state government and the governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, are poised to make sure the celebration is one of its kind across every zone in Lagos.
"We shall have a day of celebration for those who are not even Lagosians and Nigerians but have become part of our communities.
"The Lagos carnival, which will be another colorful event, will expose our culture to the whole world as there will be a rich display of what we are known for in Lagos," the commissioner noted.
Among other activities to continue the Lagos@50 celebration is the Eko Arts Expo which will also be an avenue for exhibition of great art works in the state and Nigeria as a whole.
Already, the 'three wise men' (a replica of the statue at the boundary between Lagos and Ogun states) have been seen in different parts of Lagos.
The activities will reach a climax on May 27 are expected to also boost the state's economy.
Recently, NAIJ.com met with Polly Alakija, a British painter who is presently beautifying the streets of Lagos ahead of the 50th anniversary celebrations.
Check out some of her works below: