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Independence Day: Makinde calls for unity
 
From: CEOAFRICA NEWS: Reported By Kelvin Ubaka
Fri, 1 Oct 2021   ||   Nigeria,
 

FRIDAY- 1st October, 2021: The Governor of Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde has called for unity among the people of the state for the nation at large to remain peaceful.

He made the call at the 61st Independence Day celebration ceremony held today at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex Ibadan, Oyo state

The governor who was represented by the Secretary to the state government Olubamiwo Adeosun described the event as a dynamic procession to celebrate the nation at 61.

Speaking after the Special march past event to wrap up Nigeria’s 61st National independent day celebration on the theme “impact of insecurity on economic development of our nation”

He adviced Oyo indigenes to join hands to continually work to make the state peaceful and remain the pace setter state

Highlights of the occasion were the match past which was officially opened by the Nigerian police force Oyo state command, various secondary and primary schools, state associations and guilds other security apparatus within the state.

The event also had cultural display from the Oyo State cultural group and the Bishop Phillips Academy and had in attendance members of Oyo state executive arm, house of assembly, Oyo state commissioner of police, permanent secretaries, Traditional rulers and other top government functionaries of the state.

The week long celebration which kicked off on Friday 24th September with a Special Jumat Service at Central Mosque,oja-oba and also had other activities like Special thanksgiving service, Schools sport competition (quiz, essay writing, debate) and an independence Walk which kicked off from the Government House Arcade Ibadan on Thursday

The schools match past event saw Solam model primary school coming first position while the first position for the secondary school category went to Government college Ibadan.

 

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