The Lagos State Government on Friday expressed profound gratitude to the Organized Private Sector and corporate sponsors operating in the State for their generous donation and unprecedented support in making the year-long celebration of the State’s golden jubilee anniversary a huge success.
Expressing the government’s appreciation in a statement, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, disclosed that more than a billion naira was raised in funding the various activities that were lined-up to commemorate the event in the state.
According to the Commissioner, Lagos State appreciates the sponsors’ gesture as a way of giving back to a state that has provided them with friendship and conducive environment for their businesses to thrive.
He said the support has afforded Lagos to become the first State in the country and also in the continent to have embarked on a hugely-successful year-long celebration of a milestone anniversary.
The corporate sponsors include, Eko Atlantic, Access Bank, First Bank, Glo, Nigerian Breweries PLC, Unilever and Laralek Nigeria Limited. Others are FCC Planet, CCECC; Julius Berger PLC; Craneburg, Eko Hotels & Suites; Visionscape; Avant Garde; Hitech Nigeria Limited, Metropolitan; Public Works and Onward Papers.
While commending the sponsors as “worthy partners of Lagos State” for their laudable roles and commitment to ensure a hitch-free celebration, the Government reiterated its determination to continue to collaborate with the organized private sector and corporate organization for the social and economic development of the state.