My good people,
Today is a day of celebration and solemn reflection. It is the anniversary of the day Nigerians realized one of the most cherished of human desires – the desire for freedom. We therefore remember and give thanks to our founding fathers who laboured so hard and sacrificed so much to build and bequeath to us this wonderful nation. It is our duty to consolidate this great legacy
October 1 each year is an opportunity for us to reflect and thank God for His endless blessings on our country. It is also a time for us to collectively remember the sacrifices made by our founders and great leaders, soldiers, distinguished public servants, traditional leaders and workers on which Nigeria has been built over six decades and indeed rededicate ourselves to attaining the goals which we have set for ourselves - a united, prosperous and purposeful nation in the face of current opportunities and challenges.
As we celebrate the 61st Anniversary of our independence, we know we may not be there yet as we have our differences. This counts for far less than the values, virtues and common aspirations that unite us as a nation. We have so much for which we should be grateful and rightly take pride in. Our journey is not finished but we have come a long way.
I want to assure you that as the Chairman of this great LCDA, I will continue to work tirelessly to promote, protect and preserve what really matters - a united, peaceful, prosperous and secure community, where all, irrespective of background, can aspire to succeed.
Please stay safe and take all necessary precautions against the spread of the dreaded virus.
I wish you all a memorable Independence Day Celebration.
LONG LIVE AGBADO/OKE-ODO LCDA!!!
LONG LIVE LAGOS STATE!!!
LONG LIVE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA!!!
Hon. David Famuyiwa