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Independece: Nigeria breaks record with 60,000 cupcakes mosaic

Lagos State has again made an attempt to put Nigeria on the Guinness World record by celebrating the 60th Independence anniversary of the Country with 60,000 cupcakes to produce the largest anniversary logo made with cupcakes mosaic.

The historic event an initiative by the State Government in conjunction with a private outfit, Fly Africa, held at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere was monitored by the officials of the Guinness World Records.

In his remarks, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the State had through the Initiative sent a message to the World that Lagos is a land of creativity and innovations.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, represented by the wife of the State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Olurem Hamzat noted that the last largest cupcakes in the world were 30,400 cupcakes made in Singapore in 2015.

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“It is my belief that Lagos State and indeed Nigeria would continue to strive and record greater achievements. I call on everyone here today to join hands with our administration to build a Lagos that we would all be proud of.” the Governor said.

The Governor also commended all the founding fathers of Nigeria, independence icons and those who have worked tirelessly to ensure that Nigeria remains a united nation.

Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, said almost 150 volunteers came together to achieve the feat.

In July 2013, Lagos had set a new World Record in toothbrushing with three hundred thousand pupils from across 600 public schools in the State, brushing their teeth simultaneously for one minute across 326 locations.

The event was aimed at promoting dental hygiene and the development of lifelong oral care habits amongst the pupils.

Omolara Omosanya

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