By Nume Ekeghe
Fly Africa, an initiative of Outori Limited, in conjunction with the Lagos State government, recently broke a Guinness World record in celebration of Nigeria’s Diamond Jubilee Independence Anniversary.
The event which was tagged Sweet 6ixty event was monitored by officials of the Guinness Book of Records as 150 volunteers arranged 60, 000 world’s largest anniversary logo made with cupcakes.
Speaking during the landmark event, the Managing Director of Fly Africa/Outori Limited, Mr. Wole Olagundoye, noted that the Sweet 6ixty initiative was created to inspire and educate Africans, through live experiences, to rise up to their great potential by taking actions that will move the continent forward.
He said: “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 change.”
In her opening remark, the State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, said rather than enriching other countries through international tour, “we want to change the narrative by making our state a more beautiful city where international tourists can visit and invest their money.”
“Lagos State occupies a significant position in the history of this country economically, historically, financially and numerically; that is why the state is often referred to as a mini-Nigeria. More efforts would be channeled towards the development of the State’s local tourism sites and promotion of local creativity,” she added.