As Nigeria celebrates 60 years anniversary of independence on October 1, Lagos State government has promised to maintain its leading position in the country by continuing to invest in infrastructural development, industrialisation, trade and information technology.
The state commissioner for home affairs, Anofiu Elegushi gave this assurance at a press briefing to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary which was held at Ikeja, Lagos.
Elegushi flanked by the state’s commissioner for Information and strategy gbenga Omotoso said the state government was opting for a low key celebration because of the scourge of COVID-19, saying, “this Diamond Jubilee calls for sober reflection and thanksgiving to the almighty for keeping the Nigerian state together thus far.
‘’The event to commemorate the anniversary will commence on Friday, September 25 with a Jumat service at the Lagos state community central mosque, Alausa, Ikeja, followed by an interdenominational thanksgiving service on September 27 at the Chapel of Christ The Light, Alausa, Ikeja.
The celebration will be rounded up on October 1 with an independence day parade at the Agege stadium.
Elegushi said, “Lagos State has always been in the fore-front of the noble efforts at bringing greater development to the nation.
Many creative initiatives in Lagos have yielded tremendous dividends to the state and its people as some of these programs and policies have become templates for other states in their drive to accelerate development in their respective states and quality of lives of their respective peoples.
“Our young people and entrepreneurs alike will be assisted to lead our Nation to fuller progress and to the closer realisation of becoming economically independent to the point of creating wealth and employment to their fellows both home and abroad”.
Omotoso on his part said every good thing that comes to Nigeria all began in Lagos, adding that though Lagos is no longer the administrative capital of the country it however remains the capital in economy, education, technology etc.
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