Nigeria’s independence day celebration which takes place every October 1 is an occasion which is always celebrated with pomp and pageantry by citizens of the country.
Although Nigerians are unhappy about certain situations in the country presently, they have still managed to come out in their number for the yearly celebration which is often characterised by march pasts, colourful displays, among other events.
At the Police College in Ikeja, the Lagos state capital, there were police officers and paramilitary officers who made series of presentations to herald the commemoration of the country’s 56th independence celebration. Present at the parade in Lagos was the Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, ably represented by Dr Idiat Adebule, the deputy governor of the state, who stood astutely to inspect the parade as other Nigerians stormed the yearly event in their numbers
Also in attendance was the Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, one of the early dignitaries to arrive, as well as Fatai Owoseni, the Lagos state commissioner of police as well as other service chiefs in the state. Some Lagos white cap chiefs, the police band, Boy’s Brigade, Girl Guides, school children, among many other groups made themselves were also present at the parade which was preceded by a heavy rainfall.