The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo alongside the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and Lagos State governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu were among the prominent Nigerians who came to accord honour to the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and his wife, Chief (Mrs) Hannah Dideolu.
Others at the event include, the former governors of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba and Chief Gbenga Daniel, wife of the vice president, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, Professor A. B. B. O. Oyediran, Alhaja Abah Folawiyo, Mrs Ayotola Ayodeji, and Mr Tunde Kelani, among others.
The event was a film presentation/drama, titled: “Awo: The Man, His Jewel And…” The presentation by Duke of Somolu.
The event which took place at Glover Hall, showcased the political life and times of the sage and his wife, Hannah, who papa himself described as Jewel of inestimable value.
Gbajabiamila lauded the producer, Edga, saying what he saw with the presentation was “immortality.”
He said, “Let me very quickly commend Edga on the production tonight. What I see is immortality. You hear people brought alive through books, drama, others, but not really through music. That is what has happened tonight. Papa wore many caps today.
“I have many takeaways, I am excited. My conclusion is once upon all the time, there was a man. I am glad,” he said.
In his own remarks, Gov.Sanwo-Olu, said the uniqueness in what was presented on “Awo: The Man, His Jewel And…” was bringing back memory of Ibeju-Lekki where Awolowo was incarcerated and the blessing he showered on the community, which had come to pass.
He recalled that Ibeju- Lekki was where the sage was incarcerated by the then regime of Alhaji Tafawa Balewa in the First Republic, said the blessing showered on the community had now come to pass, as the place had now turned to economic hub centre of the state, having Deep Blue Seaport, a refinery, and many others.
Besides, Sanwo-Olu said he was excited to see that the past glory of Glover Hall was being brought back, expressing his appreciation to the director of Duke of Somolu Production for bringing entertainment back to Lagos.