By Benjamin Omoike
Lagos State government, on Wednesday rolled out programmes for the country’s 60th Independence anniversary celebration.
The state also called for sober reflection in the face of COVID-19 pandemic, as it is set to celebrate on a low key note.
Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, while announcing programmes for the celebration, said there would be Jumat Service on Friday, September 25, at the Lagos State Community Central Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja, to be followed by Interdenominational Thanksgiving Service on Sunday September 27, at Chapel of Christ The Light, Alausa.
The grand finale, which is the Independence Day Parade, would hold at Agege Stadium, Agege, on October 1.
He added that the state government decided to have a low key celebration, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, saying the celebration calls for sober reflection.
“This year’s Independence Day celebration calls for celebration, although we cannot roll out drums due to the scourge of COVID-19 that is still with us. However, this Diamond Jubilee calls for sober reflection and thanksgiving to the Almighty for keeping the Nigerian state together thus far,” he said.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said Lagos State, being the commercial nerve centre of the nation, is set to lead other states in this year’s celebration.