The organisers of Lagos @50 celebrations must have listened to the criticism that followed their non inclusion of the igbos who have made their success in the state in the display of portraits of achievers adorning streets across the city.
New portraits have emerged on the streets that now includes the good people of igbo origin that have made their mark in the state.
The igbos whose portraits are now on the streets includes, Professor Pat Utomi of Lagos Business School fame, who comes under the caption ‘Land of Intellectual’; Mrs Stella Okoli, of the Emzor Paracetamol fame, who comes under the caption ‘Land of Wellness ‘; Chief Chidi Anyaegbu of the Chisco Motors fame, who comes under the caption ‘ Land of Achievement ‘.
Religion has also come into play.
We now have Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, the Archbishop of Lagos for several years before he retired at age of 70 and Imam Abdulrahman Ahmad, the Missioner of the Ansar ur deen Mission. Both were under the caption ‘ Land Of Faith ‘.
Also on display in the new portraits are Rt Hon Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of Lagos House of Assembly, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, the Chief Judge of the state, Mr Demola Seriki, a former Minister of Internal Affairs and Hon Adebayo Osinowo, a prominent member of the Lagos House of Assembly.
– Tolani Abatti for encomium.ng