The Lagos state government on Thursday handed over the management of the iconic Glover Memorial Hall to Lufodo, a theater and film production company founded by Olu and Joke Jacobs.
the Glover Memorial (GMH) is a heritage building for theater and performing arts in Lagos. It was built in 1887 in honor of the second Governor of the Colony of Lagos, Sir John Hawley Glover. In 1903, it was the first to host a public screening of a film in Nigeria.
After a rigorous tender process for the management concession of GMH, Lufodo won, and on Thursday, the Commissioner of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, as well as the Permanent Secretary, Adenike Adedoyin -Ajayi, and the director of the theater, Mr. Ogunsote, entrusted the management of the hall to Lufudo.
Speaking at the short handover ceremony, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture said Lufodo Productions had been appointed because of his expertise, considering the organization would further improve visibility and sustainability. of the room.
Lufodo, in partnership with ciuciconsulting, a leading consulting and operations management firm, will manage GMH for the next five years.
This partnership will have both Ms. Jacobs and Ifeoma Monye as co-CEOs. Ms. Jacobs will be in charge of artistic direction and Ms. Ononye, operations.
In addition, a new board of directors has been created with Gbenga Oyebode as chairman.
The board members are Taiwo Taiwo, Ms. Silva, Tony Rapu, Soji Jacobs, Ifeoma Monye and Amina Abubakar Bello.
Speaking at the event, Ms Jacobs thanked the Lagos State government for its trust in Lufodo and assured that the trust has not been and will not be misplaced.
Ms Monye, Partner at Ciuciconsulting, said: “This handover is symbolic and shows that the State of Lagos is interested in the development of the performing arts industry. With more public-private partnerships, there is no limit to the growth that the great state and the great nation will experience. “
The 1,000-capacity Glover Memorial Hall was renovated by the project contractor, Sustainable Procurement Services Ltd, and handed over to the Lagos State Government in March 2021.
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