The statue of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, first Premier of Western region (March 6, 1909 – May 9, 1987) unveiled by the governor of Lagos, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, today (Tuesday, September 26) paraded a big error.
The statue at the junction of Obafemi Awolowo Way and Lateef Jakande Road, Ikeja (Lagos) had the sage dressed in agbada adorning lace up shoes.
The Oxford shoes could not have been worn by a style leader like Awolowo with traditional attires.
Apart from being trained in the United Kingdom as a lawyer, Awolowo was a cosmopolitan dandy who would never commit such an error.
Only loafers or shoes without laces are worn by the Yorubas with traditional attires…
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