Nigeria@59: Gov Makinde Calls for Change in Orientation
As Nigerians mark 59th independence anniversary, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has stressed the need for people to change their orientation and put national interest first above all things.
He stated this at the march past to commemorate the nation’s independence anniversary held at Lekan Salami Sport Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan.
Correspondent Iyabo Adebisi who covered the event for Radio Nigeria reports that the programme recorded low turn-out due to the early morning rain.
Governor Makinde, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, reviewed the parade of gallant men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force before the usual march past by students, voluntary organisations and unions.
The governor said there was the need for Nigerians to shun egocentric concepts which negate the progress of the nation.
He congratulated the people of Oyo State for witnessing another edition of the national celebration in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
Governor Makinde said his administration would continue to chart a course to launch the state into a land of great investments with economic opportunities and agricultural development.
Prizes were given to the first three deserving schools for the march past, essay writing competition and debate.
Highlight of the event was the cultural display by the state cultural troupe.