22nd November, 2011
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State says the government is ready to stage the Adamu Orisha play, popularly known as Eyo Festival on Saturday.
The governor, who received members of the Eyo Ikolaba Ekun group in his office on Monday, said that many Nigerians in the diaspora were already ecstatic about attending the festival.
According to him, a number of them were already booking their tickets in preparation to attend the carnival.
He reiterated that the Adamu Orisha play was a carnival and festival for Lagos which was designed by the founding fathers to celebrate and would remain so.
The governor expressed optimism that the festival which, is being organized in memory of late Oba Yesusfu Oniru of Iruland would be more exciting and glamorous than the last one organised by the state government.
The ceremony featured the offering of special prayers for the governor, his family and members of the state executive council by the Eyo Okolaba group members who also chanted different traditional songs in their colourful outfits.
Prominent among the members of the state executive council who witnessed the ceremony were the Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Prince Adesegun Oniru who is a grandson of late Oba Yesufu Oniru in whose memory the Eyo is being staged, Commissioner for Tourism, Mr. Disu Holloway and others.
â€” Kazeem Ugbodaga