Two years after former Governor of Lagos state Akinwunmi Ambode commissioned a
statue of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti at Allen Avenue in Ikeja, the monument has
been pulled by the state’s government.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s spokesperson, Gboyega Akosile who confirmed that
the effigy has been pulled down, said the roundabout where the effigy 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.
Here are before and after photos of the spot the statue was placed at;