Nigeria’s fully integrated telecommunications company, Globacom, has restated its support for the government of Lagos State in its efforts to boost the profile of the state and improve the quality of life of its residents.
Speaking in the early hours of Sunday at the Grand Finale of One Lagos Fiesta (OLF), an end-of-the-year initiative of the Lagos State Government introduced last year, Globacom’s Coordinator, Business Enterprise Group, Mr. Folu Aderibigbe, said the company is committed to the growth and development of the state, just as it is committed to supporting the growth and passion of its customers.
He said the company was delighted to be the exclusive telecom partner of the innovative initiative for the second year running, adding that “Globacom is a brand that promotes the active lifestyle of fun and excitement.”
Mr. Aderibigbe pledged that Globacom would always do its best to support endeavours that are aimed at enriching the lives of the people, adding that the company would also continue to invest in building the best telecommunications network in the country.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, in his own speech expressed optimism that 2017, which marks the 50th anniversary of the state will present limitless opportunities and true happiness for all Lagos residents.
He said: “Our vision remains the same: to create a smart mega city where business and creative opportunities abound; where physical and social amenities are world-class; and where lives and property are safe and secured.”
The colourful grand finale held at the expansive Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos featured the climax of the talent hunt show christened ‘Lagos Has Got Talent’ in which youths across five major divisions of the state competed in the areas of dance, rap, comedy and drama.
In the end, Master Ogunlaja Ahmed a.k.a Mr. Dollar from Epe Division emerged the overall winner, while Blessing Akiote (Agege) and Flexible Twist emerged second and third, respectively.
They went home with fantastic prizes from the State Government. The winners also received gifts from Globacom.
The 2016 One Lagos Fiesta also featured exciting performances from a broad range of artistes including ‘African Rapper Number One’ and Globacom Ambassador, MI, Juju Maestro, King Sunny Ade, street music mega star, Olamide, Mavin Music Diva, Tiwa Savage, ‘Orente’ crooner, Adekunle Gold, and dentist-turned song writer and singer, Dr. SID among numerous others.
Hundreds of revellers danced their way into the New Year as sprightly fire-crackers lit up the sky at midnight, sending reverberations of excitement around Victoria Island and beyond. Wild celebrations continued well into the early hours of Sunday.