The Oyo State Government will on Monday commemorate the Nigeria’s 58th Independence anniversary with a March Past at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan for pupils and students in both public and private schools in the state.
The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Abayomi Oke said at the weekend that Military and Para-Military agencies as well as voluntary organizations, such as Boys Scouts, Girls Guild, Man O War, Red Cross amongst others are expected to participate in the March Past, adding that the Governor of the State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi will declare the ceremony open by 10am and take the March Past salute.
Mr. Oke stated that the theme of this year celebration is “Enhancing our Diversity for National Development”, enjoining the principals and head teachers of public and private schools in the state to mobilise their students and pupils to participate actively in all the lined up events including cultural display, novelty match, cycling and other side attractions.
The Commissioner disclosed that the wife of the governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi will visit homes within Ibadan metropolis to donate food items, daily needs and financial donation to take care of the basic needs of the less privileged homes.
Oke urged the Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Permanent Secretaries and Directors as well as the general public to attend this National event to mark the anniversary of Nigeria’s independence.
He assured of the safety of the children and the public at large during this ceremony, stressing that adequate security has been provided to secure lives and property at the stadium.