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Lagos@50 celebration: Those against my appointment are ignorant — Soyinka

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

As Governor  Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, launched the one-year long activities to mark the 50 years anniversary of Lagos State, which will climax on May 28, 2017, the Chairman, Lagos At 50 Committee, Lagos State, Prof Wole Soyinka, has 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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