Successful businessman Alhaji Rasheed Gbadamosi is critically ill and has been flown abroad.
Gbadamosi was appointed by the Lagos State Government to partner Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, the chairman of the committee.
The appointment of the duo had generated controversy, with an umbrella association for indigenes, Eko Foundation, demanding Soyinka’s resignation for not being an indigene of Lagos State.
Gbadamosi was reportedly ailing from stroke by the time he was appointed, though he attended the inauguration aided by walking stick.
President of Eko Foundation, Professor Wole Smith confirmed the indisposition of Gbadamosi.
The pressure group is agitating for his replacement with another illustrious indigene of the state and demanding that such person should lead the committee with Soyinka serving as the co-chairman and consultant.