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Lagos state government pulls down Fela statue

The Lagos state government on Tuesday pulled down the statue of late afrobeat icon and activist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

The statue was erected at Allen Roundabout, Ikeja in 2017 by the outgone administration of Akinwunmi Ambode.

The removal has been put down to the traffic gridlock its location created. According to the state government, its location at a major roundabout has been fingered as a contributory factor the traffic gridlocks that permeate the state now.

The government also noted the gridlocks at Ikotun, Lekki-Epe expressway, and Maryland roundabout. This might not augur well for the artworks in those locations.

Politics Nigeria gathered that a new home would be found for the statue in due time.

See photos of the demolished site below.

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Oladipupo Mojeed

Mojeed is a thorough and detailed photojournalist and media analyst. He has over 7 years experience in newsgathering and has worked for top newspapers like Concise news, Eko Social Etc. He is a graduate of Mass Communications from Lagos State University, LASU.

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