Lagos State Government has given Lufodo, a theatrical and film production firm owned by legendary actor Olu Jacobs and his wife Joke Silva, to control Glover Memorial Hall.
The conclusion was decided after a rigorous bidding procedure, according to a statement released by the actress on Instagram.
The commissioner of tourism, arts and culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, the permanent secretary Princess Adenike Adedoyin-Ajayi, and the director of theatre, Mr Ogunsote, turned over the operation of the hall to them after they reached an agreement.
Joke praised the Lagos State administration for their faith in Lufodo and assured them that their faith had not been and will not be misplaced.
Part of the statement read: “The Lagos State Government handed over the management of the iconic @gloverhall to @lufodo , a theatre and film producing company founded by @_olujacobs and @ajokesilva on Thursday 6th January 2022. Built in 1887, the Glover Memorial Hall (GMH) is a heritage building for theatre and performing arts in Lagos.
“After a rigorous bidding process for the concession to manage GMH, Lufodo won and on Thursday, the Commissioner of Tourism, Arts & Culture Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf along with the Permanent Secretary Princess Adenike Adedoyin-Ajayi and Director of Theatre MrOgunsote handed over the management of the Hall to @lufodo.
“Lufodo in partnership with @ciuciconsulting -a leading consulting and operations management firm will be managing GMH for the next 5 years. This partnership will have both Ms. Joke Silva and @ifeomamonye as co-CEOs.
“Joke Silva is in charge of artistic direction and @ifeomamonye operations. Also, a new board has been established with Mr. Gbenga Oyebode as the Chairman. The board members include Chief (Mrs.) Taiwo Taiwo, Ms. Joke Silva, Dr. @tonyrapu , Mr. Soji Jacobs @mrjacobs_jnr Mrs Ifeoma Monye and Dr. (Mrs.) Amina Abubakar Bello.”