Sanwo-Olu Hosts Children To Celebrate Nigeria's Independence Anniversary (Photos)
To commemorate our 60th Independence Anniversary, I hosted school children at the Government House, Marina to share with them the story of Nigeria's independence from colonial rule.

I told them the freedom we enjoy today did not come by accident but one made possible by the collective efforts and labour of past leaders like late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Sir Ahmadu Bello of blessed memory, and Chief Anthony Enahoro, among many others.

I also told the children the significance of our national anthem because every time we sing and recite the national pledge, we are reminded of the labour of these heroes, and our collective duty, as citizens, to keep alive the vision of a united and prosperous Nigeria.

As leaders of tomorrow, I charged the children to cultivate a habit of reading to help them understand the country better and their civic duties.

To excel, I emphasised to our children and future leaders that they must imbibe the Lagos Spirit, which is all about excellence, resilience, commitment to service and tolerance.

from Nairaland

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