As activities lined up for the celebration of Lagos@50 gather momentum, a group named Team Nigeria has presented a 7-feet anniversary T-Shirt, tagged ‘Eko Shirt’ to the Lagos State Government.
Speaking at the unveiling of the Tee-shirt, the Commissioner for the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, Hon. Muslim Folami commended the initiative and described it as a welcome partnership for development.
He said that the initiative by Team Nigeria complements the unwavering support of the State Government to theatre development and performance arts across the State.
While canvassing support for the present administration to deliver more of its promises on improved infrastructure, programmes and projects, Folami called on Non-governmental Organisations, NGOs, to join hands with the State Government in making the celebration a memorable and worthwhile experience.
Speaking on the anniversary T-Shirt initiative, the Creative Director of Team Nigeria, Mr. Olafemi George commended the Ministry for giving the group the leverage to discover creative and talented youths across the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas in the State.
He said that the meaningful engagement of youths has helped in giving qualitative life to some of them who were initially victims of neglect and societal misdemeanour.
According to him, the Group is planning to host an uninterrupted theatrical performance of 150 hours in a bid to set the Group and the State on the international scene and take a prime place in the Guinness Book of Records as the convener of the longest marathon theatre performance.
George said that the group is also counting on the kind gesture of benevolent individuals in the course of the anniversary celebration to bring to reality its vision of donating a primary school to the State Government in Somolu area of the State.
He said that the unveiling of the 7-feet T-Shirt version precedes the 50-feet by 35-feet T-Shirt that would eventually be presented to the State Government to herald the anniversary.