Lagos @50 Planning Committee
Ahead of the celebration of 50 years of Lagos State in 2017, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode appointed Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka alongside Mr. Rasheed Gbadamosi to both head the Lagos at 50 planning committee. The governor inaugurated the committee at the Lagos house in Ikeja on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Members of the Lagos@50 Planning Committee include Hon. Habeeb Fasinro, Chief Olawale Cole, Mrs. Sarah Boulos, Mr. Abimbola Obafunwa, Prof (Mrs) Senapon Bakare, Mrs. Chika Balogun, Mr. Folarin Coker, Prof. Ademola Abass, Bolanle Austen Peter and Mrs Olufunmilayo Balogun as secretary. Governor Ambode expressed confidence in the ability of the committee to deliver a world class celebration, adding that the opportunity of Lagos at 50 will afford the state to not only celebrate its past achievements, but also to showcase to the world its immense potentials for future growth and development.