5th October, 2010
The Coker/Aguda Local Council Development Area of Lagos State joined millions ofÂ Nigerians in celebrating Golden Jubilee anniversary by showing a documentary on theÂ history of Nigeria from pre-independence to date to school children.
Speaking at the occasion, the chairman of the council, Hon. Aliu Kazeem stated thatÂ Nigeria’s freedom from the colonialists on 1 October, 1960 was because our foundingÂ fathers fought tirelessly for the independence of this great nation and this presentÂ generation should continue to uphold their legacies.
â€œWhile I salute the tireless efforts of our elder statesmen and the martyrs who haveÂ contributed immensely in upholding the unity of our dear country, the likes of SirÂ Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe, I want to add that aÂ man born 50 years ago has really come of age and must have experienced the good bad andÂ the ugly side of life, likewise Nigeria.â€
He said the journey so far, to this golden jubilee anniversary, should afford the nationÂ the opportunity to count its blessings and celebrate its achievements.
On the documentary on Nigeriaâ€™s history, Hon. Kazeem said the essence is to educate theÂ pupils on the history of the country and to allow them to appreciate the efforts of ourÂ leaders in the struggle for what they are enjoying today and further charged them toÂ learn from the history.