It was gathered that the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said the state would in January 2017 host an art exhibition in honour of a former Minister of National Planning, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi, who died on November 16 at the age of 72.
Ambode disclosed this on Thursday at a reception hosted by the Lagos State Government in honour of the late Gbadamosi, who was, among other things, an industrialist and an art enthusiast.
The state reception in Gbadamosi’s honour held at the Lagos House in Ikeja.
The governor, who said Gbadamosi, a one-time Commissioner for Economic Planning in the state, had earned his place among the founding fathers of modern Lagos, said the late literary icon would be sorely missed for his selflessness.
The art exhibition, in Gbadamosi’s honour, Amode said, would be the first of the government’s initiatives to promote art with more intensity because of the late Gbadamosi’s love for art.
Ambode added that the exhibition would bring the old and the young together to create a framework for youths’ engagement.
He described Gbadamosi as a true Lagosian who contributed immensely to the development of the state, noting that the deceased served as the state’s Commissioner for Economic Planning at a young age and ended his service to the state as the Co-chairman of the Lagos at 50 Celebration Committee.
Ambode said Gbadamosi’s contribution to the growth of Lagos State would always be cherished by the government and the people of Lagos.