The One Lagos Fiesta: A Post Script


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), with Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; International Music Act, Dapo Oyebanji popularly known as Dbanj and Minister for Information & Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during the flag off of the One Lagos Fiesta, at the Agege Mini Stadium, Agege, Lagos, during the One Lagos Fiesta 2015.
Tayo Ogunbiyi
Aside being the commercial and economic nerve centre of Nigeria, Lagos is famously referred to as the ‘Center of Excellence’. The appellation is derived from the resourcefulness and entrepreneurial disposition of Lagosians (Lagos residents) who possess enormous capacity for astute exploits in diverse sphere of human endeavours. The fastest growing mega city in Africa, Lagos is home to Nigeria’s highly-skilled workforce in oil, banking and finance, law, IT, telecommunications and entertainment industries.
Lagos has had a fair share of visionary and pro-active governors whose amazing mental power has propelled the infrastructure development of the city-state. This is partly responsible for its rising profile as a pace-setting state. Indeed, of late, the Lagos public governance model has become a replica for many other states in the country. Specifically, strategic improvement in waste collection, revenue enhancement, outdoor advertisement regulation, public-private partnership model, among others, has helped to further consolidate Lagos status as the nation’s cutting edge state.
It is in a bid to continue with the Lagos tradition of excellence that the Ambode administration recently organised the One Lagos Fiesta to sign off Year 2015. The annual Lagos Countdown, an event with which the State Government ushers in the New Year, has always been an exhilarating affair. The 2015 edition clearly lived up to the tradition as the euphoria created by the event is yet to wane, and justifiably so.
The scope of the annual event was expanded from a …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper