As part of its cultural impacts, the Lagos State Government, on Thursday handed over the management of the Glover Memorial Hall to Lufodo Group, a theatre and film production company founded by Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva.
Glover Memorial Hall (GMH) was built in 1887 and has a rich history of theatre and performing arts in Lagos.
The Commissioner of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, officially handed over the management of the hall to Lufodo after the concession was awarded to Lufodo following a rigorous bidding process.
Lufodo will partner with Ciuci Consulting; a leading consulting and operations management firm to manage GMH for the next 5 years.
With this partnership, Mrs Joke Silva and Mrs Ifeoma Monye will work together as co-CEOs.
Joke Silva will be in charge of artistic direction and Ifeoma Monye operations.
A new board was also established with Mr Gbenga Oyebode as Chairman and other board members include Chief (Mrs.) Taiwo Taiwo, Ms Joke Silva, Dr Tony Rapu, Mr Soji Jacobs, Mrs Ifeoma Monye and Dr. (Mrs.) Amina Abubakar Bello.
At the event, Mrs Joke Silva expressed gratitude to the Lagos State government for their trust in Lufodo and assured them that their trust has not and will not be misplaced.
Mrs Ifeoma Monye a partner at Ciuci Consulting said: “This handover is symbolic and shows that Lagos State 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 nation will experience.”