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June 12: Lagos To Unveil New MKO Abiola’s Statue

Lagos State Government will be unveiling the refurbished statue of the late Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola, MKO Abiola to mark June 12 anniversary.

A state official told our corespondent. The statue is located at Alapere Area of Ketu, towards Third Mainland Bridge.

Meanwhile almost all the states in South West Nigeria have declared Tuesday, June 12 as public holiday. Osun, Ogun, Oyo, Lagos and Ondo said the day would be work-free, as they also line up commemorative events.

In Oyo state, the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, said the declaration by government was to commemorate the 25th anniversary of June 12 1993 election generally and widely believed to have been won by late business mogul, MKO Abiola.

In Ondo State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said the day will be marked in Akure, the capital, with a a town hall assembly at the International Culture and Events Centre (The Dome).

The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Yemi Olowolabi, made this known in a signed statement on Saturday in Akure copy of which was made available to News Agency of Nigeria.

The Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello had earlier declared June 12 as work free day for civil servants.

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