Thursday, 23 January, 2020

Lagos State Government tears down Fela’s statue at Allen Avenue


The statue of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti at Allen Avenue in Ikeja, is no more after it was pulled down by the Lagos State Government.

Just two years after the statue was commissioned by the then Governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, the state government has pulled down the monument.

According the the spokesperson to the state Governor, the statue was pulled down because it was a major cause of traffic gridlock in the area.

Lagos State Government tears down Fela's statue at Allen Avenue

Gboyega Akosile said the roundabout where the statue was situated made the list of four roundabouts identified by the current administration as the major cause of gridlock in the state.

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Other roundabouts that causes gridlock in the state were said to be located at Ikotun, Lekki-Epe expressway and Maryland. Akosile also told newsmen that the artwork will be relocated to a spot where it won’t cause traffic jam.

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