On Thursday, Lagos State put Nigeria on the world record by celebrating 60,000 cupcakes for the 60th Independence Anniversary.
The state also created the world's biggest anniversary mark, consisting of mosaic cupcakes.
The goal of the Lagos State Government 's initiative in partnership with Fly Africa was to place Nigeria in the Guinness Book of the World Record as the holder of the world's largest anniversary logo made of mosaic cupcakes.
Speaking at the event held at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, noted that the state sent a message to the world by laying the largest mosaic of cupcakes that Lagos remained a land of imagination and innovation.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented at an event observed by Guinness World Record officials by the wife of State Deputy Governor Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat, said that 30,400 cupcakes made in Singapore in 2015 were the last biggest cupcakes in the world.
“’I am sure that with this largest cupcakes mosaic today, we have sent a message to the world that Lagos State is a land of creativity and innovations.
“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 will all be proud of,” he said.
The governor commended all the founding fathers of Nigeria, independence icons, and those who had worked tirelessly to ensure that Nigeria remained a united nation.
The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, said that the world’s largest anniversary logo made with cupcakes mosaic was very unique to Lagos being the trail-blazer in every lofty initiative.
Akinbile-Yussuf said that the government, through the event was putting itself before the international community, especially tourists, to see what the state could offer in terms of breaking new grounds and in creativity.
She said that the relevance of Lagos State in Nigeria could not be undermined as the state had been channeling its efforts into activities that had strengthened the nation economically, culturally and socially.