The Lagos State Government has announced a list of activities lined up for a low-key commemoration of the Nigeria 60th Independence anniversary celebration.
Speaking on the planned celebration at a Press Conference held today at Alausa, Ikeja, the Honourable Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, noted that this year’s celebration will be held low-key in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
Elegushi called for sober reflection and thanksgiving to the Almighty for keeping the Nigerian State together thus far.
He reiterated the determination of Lagos State to continually be the face of Nigeria in infrastructural development, industrialisation, trade investments and information technology as it has always been in the fore-front of the noble effort of bringing development to the nation.
The Commissioner averred that these are evident in the ongoing massive infrastructural developments in the State in tandem with the T.H.E.M.E.S development agenda of the Sanwo-Olu administration, which is aimed at aiding commercial activities.
He stated that many creative initiatives in Lagos have yielded tremendous dividends to the State and its people as some of these policies have become templates for other states in their drive to accelerate development and the quality of lives of their respective people.
The Commissioner also commended the foresight, dedication and passion of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who deployed all resources at the government’s disposal to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the State.
He said this Year’s anniversary celebration will commence with a Jumat Service on Friday, 25th September, 2020 at the Lagos State Central Mosque Alausa, Ikeja.
Followed by an Interdenominational Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, 27th September, 2020 at the Chapel of Christ The Light, Alausa, Ikeja by 10.00 am.
“On Thursday, October 1, 2020, there will be an Independence Day Parade at the Agege Stadium by 9a.m, while a Grande Finale of the Independence Day Celebration will be observed under strict COVID-19 protocols as attendance will be by invitation only,” the Commissioner added.