The Kwara State Government on Wednesday announced series of activities lined up to commemorate the 50th anniversary celebration of the creation of the State.
It also unveiled the logo and theme, “Celebrating Harmony, Shaping the Future” for the golden jubilee celebration.
Addressing a World Press Conference at the Governor’s Office, Ilorin, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Isiaka Gold said the anniversary celebration will kick-start with a prayer session tagged, ‘Special Juma’at Prayer’ on Friday, May 19, 2017, which will be followed by an interdenominational church service on Sunday.
The SSG, who stressed the importance of the celebration, noted that in the past 50 years, Kwara state has come of age, encountered various difficulties and recorded marvelous achievements.
He, therefore, noted that the golden jubilee of the State deserves a significant mark, but however mentioned that the celebration will be low-keyed.
Alhaji Gold highlighted other programmes set aside for the celebration to include launching of free eye glasses tagged ‘Jigi Maigida’, lecture series on issues germane to governance of Kwara State, special command stage play, visit to motherless babies’ home, and to the prisons.
According to him, the anniversary celebration will also feature commissioning of completed projects and ground breaking of new ones by the State governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed.
The SSG disclosed that the celebration would be brought to a formal close with luncheon and award night where fifty distinguished individuals who have excelled in their different fields of endeavor will be honored.
Speaking on the anniversary theme, Alhaji Gold said the theme reflects “how far we have come as a people and our determination to define a solid, prosperous and sustainable future for current and future generations of Kwarans.”
He therefore, called on citizens and friends of the State including the media to join the government in marking the celebration.