2 October, 2020
By Kunle Akinrinade
Lagos has put Nigeria on Guinness book of world record by celebrating the 60th Independence anniversary with 60,000 cupcakes to produce the largest anniversary logo in the world, made with cupcakes mosaic.
With the initiative by Lagos State Government in conjunction with Fly Africa, Nigeria becomes holder of the world’s largest anniversary logo made with cupcakes mosaic in the world.
Speaking at the historic event at Teslim Balogun, Surulere, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the state has sent a message to the world that Lagos is a land of creativity and innovations.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by wife of his Deputy, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat, disclosed the last largest cupcakes in the world was a 30,400 cupcakes made in Singapore in 2015.
He commended all the founding fathers of Nigeria, independence icons and those who have worked tirelessly to ensure that Nigeria remains a united nation.
“I am sure that with this largest cupcakes mosaic today, we have sent a message to the world that Lagos State is a land of creativity and innovations.
“It is my belief that Lagos State and indeed Nigeria would continue to strive and record greater achievements,” he stated.
Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, said putting Nigeria in the Guinness world record is very unique to Lagos being the trail brazier in every lofty initiative.
She said Lagos State Government through the event is once again putting itself before the international community, especially tourists across the world to see what the State can offer in terms of breaking new grounds and in creativity.
Akinbile-Yusuf said the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture, has used the lockdown in the tourism and entertainment industry to rethink a workable direction for Post-COVID era, adding going forward, efforts will be channeled towards the development of the State local tourism sites and the promotion of local creativity.
“Rather than enriching the economy of other countries through international tours, we want to change the narrative by making our State a more beautiful city to behold where international tourists can visit and invest their resources,” she said.
Managing Director of Outori Limited and lead Aviator of Fly Africa, 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.
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