Cultural diversity contributes to Lagos heritage – Sanwo-Olu
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has applauded the state’s cultural diversity, which he said, contributed to its unique heritage.
The governor stated this on Saturday in his goodwill message delivered at his inauguration with his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat for a second term in office.
The event was held at the Agege Stadium and attended by the wife of the governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; the wife of the deputy governor, Mrs Oluremi Hamzat; and the Chairman of the Inauguration Planning Committee, Mr Tayo Ayinde, among others.
Sanwo-Olu said, “Indeed, this event is more than just a festival. It is a testament to our shared history, our resilience, and our ability to transform our cultural differences into a vibrant expression of unity. It mirrors the spirit of Lagos, a city that thrives on the strength of its diversity and cherishes its unique blend of cultures.
“The myriad of costumes, the infectious rhythms of drums, the exuberant dances, and the tantalising flavours of our diverse cuisine that grace the events are all symbols of the rich cultural tapestry that is Lagos. They present the harmonious blend of various cultures that have found a home in this great city and contribute to its unique identity.”
Speaking to journalists at the event, the Chairman of the Media and Publicity Sub-committee of the second term inauguration, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, noted that the event was an indication of the commitment of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration to the promotion of culture and the creative industry.
“The event is part of the activities put together by the inauguration committee headed by Mr. Tayo Ayinde to celebrate Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, and to appreciate Lagosians for re-electing them and it is also a forum to show the unity and diversity of Lagos, as well as the spirit and strength of Lagos and the diverse culture in the state,” he said.