AutoJosh had reported that the statue of the late Afrobeat legend, which was erected by the former Governor of Lagos state Akinwunmi Ambode was relocated as it was part of the Allen roundabout which was removed.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde said that the statues were removed in order to ease traffic congestion.
Oladeinde said: “The Sanwo-Olu administration in a bid to finding a lasting solution to traffic gridlocks in the State. Therefore, identified about 60 congestion points and has started work to improve traffic experienced in five major locations.”
The commissioner further disclosed that the state government duly informed and consulted the Anikulapo-Kuti’s family before taking it down. He also said that the whole process is for the benefit of Lagos residents.
“Meanwhile, we are in the process of erecting the beautiful work of art, depicting Fela Anikulapo-Kuti at the Opebi-Toyin Street junction.
“The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is also working on a befitting location to erect the Obafemi Awolowo statue.”