In a series of art project commissioning around the state, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has unveiled the ‘Football Forever’ statue at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. The unveil coincided with the much celebrated qualifications of the Nigerin Super Eagles for Russia 2018 FIFA World cup tournament.
The statue, a 22ft tall sculpture of four players, two aside, stands on an eight feet concrete pedestal announcing and showcasing the prowess, commitment and passion of Nigerians for the beautiful game.
The Governor’s Special Adviser on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola, described the statue as a monument of great value that describes the passion Lagosians and Nigerians bestow upon sports and football in particular. He said, “The Monument seeks to educate the Nigerian youth and all visitors to Lagos State that our passion for sport is not only captured by iconic infrastructure facilities and competitions but include giving opportunity to expose artistic representation of its value creative minds.
“The monument reveals Lagosians dexterity in the game of football and projects our fitness and readiness for glory as it conveys vital sport education knowledge and the promotion of sports tourism in Lagos State.”
Akinsola then encouraged all sport enthusiasts to always come around to draw inspiration from the monument.