agos State on Thursday put Nigeria on the Guinness World Record with the largest anniversary logo in the world, made with 60,000 cupcakes mosaic to celebrate Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary.
The initiative by Lagos State Government in conjunction with Fly Africa aimed to put Nigeria in the Guinness Book of World Record as holder of the world’s largest anniversary logo made with cupcakes mosaic in the world.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who spoke at the historic event, which held at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, said the State through the laying of the largest cupcakes mosaic, has sent a message to the world that Lagos is a land of creativity and innovations.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the wife of the State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat at the event monitored by officials of the Guinness World Records, disclosed that the last largest cupcakes in the world was 30,400 cupcakes made in Singapore in 2015.
The Governor commended all the founding fathers of Nigeria, independence icons and those who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the country remains a united nation.
Also, the Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Phar. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, said putting Nigeria in the Guinness World Record as holder of the world’s largest anniversary logo is very unique to Lagos being the trail brazier in every lofty initiative.
She boasted that Lagos State has been serving as the melting pot for Nigeria tradition and culture while she appreciated the almost 150 volunteers who came together to make this Largest Cupcakes Mosaic possible.
Commenting on the laudable achievements, the Managing Director of Outori Limited and lead Aviator of Fly Africa, Mr. Wole Olagundoye, said the record breaking event would inspire Nigerians and Africans to rise above the odds and strive for positive actions towards achieving great and transformational feats.
“Only Africans can make Africa succeed, our own destiny is not in the hand of other nations but right in ours and we must seize this moment to make the necessary changes,” he said.
Governor Sanwo-Olu had earlier hosted 60 primary school pupils drawn from various localities across Lagos for a no-holds-barred conversation about the Independence Day.
The event tagged, ‘Nigeria’s Future Diamonds’ held at the State House in Marina, a short distance from the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), where the instrument of independence was handed over to Nigeria’s founding fathers on October 1, 1960.
Sanwo-Olu made known that the objective of the event was to inspire patriotism among children and to give them orientation on civic duties required towards building the nation of their dreams. The pupils listened with rapt attention, as Sanwo-Olu delved into the history, taking them on an elaborate lecture on the nation’s pre-independence struggles and the roles played by each of the Nigeria’s founding fathers who fought for country’s freedom from colonialists.