The Lagos State Government has handed the management of the Glover Memorial Hall to Lufodo, a theatre and film production company founded by veteran actor Olu Jacobs and his wife Joke Silva.
A statement shared by the actress on in an Instagram post on Friday, said that the decision was made after a rigorious bidding process.
After reaching a concession, the commissioner of tourism, arts & culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, along with the permanent secretary Princess Adenike Adedoyin-Ajayi and director of theatre Mr Ogunsote handed over the management of the hall to them.
Speaking at the event, Joke thanked the Lagos State government for their trust in Lufodo and assured them that their trust has not 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.”
Olu Jacobs and Joke also shared a loved-up photo from the event.