The Lagos State government on Thursday handed over the management of the iconic Glover Memorial Hall to Lufodo, a theatre and film producing company founded by Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva.
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, Mr Odusote handed over the management of the Hall to Lufodo.
Lufodo in partnership with Ciuci Consulting- 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 Mrs Ifeoma Monye as co-CEOs. Joke Silva is in charge of artistic direction and Ifeoma Monye, operations.
Also, a new board has been established with Mr. Gbenga Oyebode as Chairman. The 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.
Speaking at the event, Ms Joke Silva thanked 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.”