Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has promised to promote art more than before. The governor said this at the Lagos state reception in honour of the late lover of art and former Minister of National Planning, Rasheed Gbadamosi at the state house on Thursday.
Correspondent, Adedoja Salam-Adeniyi reports that the gathering was all about remembrance of the late Rasheed Gbadamosi.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode described the late Gbadamosi as one of the founding fathers of the modern Lagos.
Because of the late Gbadamosi’s love for art and support for artists, the governor promised to support the arts more than ever before.
To his children, they have not just lost a Dad but a bosom friend.
The late Gbadamosi served at the age of 29 as the Lagos state commissioner for Economic planning and budget and served as co-chair of the Lagos at 50 committee at the age of 72.
The late Gbadamosi was many things to many people. To the artistic world, a pillar behind the
arts has gone.
For his friends, a loyal friend has gone. To his business associates, a business mogul has gone.
To Nigerians , a detribalised Nigerian has passed on.
His friends say the late Rasheed Abiodun Gbadamosi, OFR who died on 17th November 2016, enjoyed life and life enjoyed him.