Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday led top government functionaries and other members of the public in a ‘democracy walk’ in Ibadan.
The 1.8-kilometre walk which took off from the Government House arcade, Agodi, ended at the Total Garden roundabout in the ancient city.
Mr Makinde told reporters after the walk that 60 years was very significant in the existence of a nation.
He said the celebration of the diamond jubilee would have been held at a stadium but for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor said that despite pessimism in the air everything is not all wrong with Nigeria.
“Nigeria is surely doing certain things right. We should focus on those things we have gotten right and try to build on it,” he said.
“We should also not forget to make amends, where possible, on those areas we are falling short.”
As we celebrate #NigeriaAt60, let us continue to give democracy a chance. May we never think of allowing the affliction of military rule to rise again. May we never forget that even the worst democratic government is better than the best dictatorship. pic.twitter.com/GrXtSgC169
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) October 1, 2020
Makinde congratulated Nigerians especially the people of the state on witnessing the country’s diamond jubilee.
The walk attracted hundreds of Ibadan residents who joined the governor and other government functionaries.
Voluntary organisations such as Man ‘O War, cyclists association and some Ibadan-based non-governmental organisations also took part in the exercise.
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