A delegation led by Mr. Biodun Onayele, Director General Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB) paid a courtesy visit to Prince Tajudeen Oluyole Olusi, OON, at his residence in Sangotedo, Eti-Osa East LCDA, in an exercise tagged “Time out with Living Legends”.
According to Mr. Onayele, the visit was necessary to capture on the electronic media the nostalgia of the Lagos of his time and also access archival materials in his custody for reproduction/donation to the Bureau for permanent preservation and public consultation.
Prince Olusi was delighted to have the delegation as he delved extensively into the history of Lagos from both the Awori and Benin angle, his royal background, the Lagos of his time, his political journey and contributions to the development of the State.
Prince Olusi, OON is from the Olusi Royal Family on Lagos Island, a former member, House of Representative (1979 – 83), former Commissioner of Commerce & Industry in the State (1993 – 1996); Baba Oba of Apa Kingdom in Badagry; presently Chairman, Lagos Central Senatorial District and has contributed immensely to the development of the Awori clan and Lagos State.
The Director General presented to Prince Olusi a plaque of Adamuorisha play, Eyo Faro Ekun in 1912. Similarly, the Prince donated some records of enduring value and 4 copies of his autobiography and other publications to the Bureau. He promised to check his archives for more records to be donated to the Bureau.
The LASRAB’s team that visited Prince Olusi with the Director General comprises: Mrs. Bolaji Olowofela, Bureau Secretary; Dr. Kolawole Oseni, Head, Records & Archives; Mr. Deji Hamzat, Head, Records Management, Miss Ajoke Lukoh, Senior Archivist; Mrs. Bosede Olamuyiwa, Senior Archivist; Mr. Julius Onileowo, Principal Executive Officer and Miss Aisha Animashaun, Senior Public Affairs Officer.
2nd August, 2017