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Nigerian Independence day: The largest Cake

Nigeria50Nigeria made history on October 1, when its caterers build and unveil the world’s largest cake. The 65,000kg cake, was unveiled at the National Stadium, Abuja, and was intended  to beat the current Guinness World Records.

Each state of the federation is expected to get one ton of the delicacy which is billed to enter the Guinness Book of Record as the world’s largest cake.{div width:200|height:90|float:right}{module Inside Advert 200×90|none}{/div}

It is also expected that Nigerians from every ethnic group would be at the stadium at the time it will be cut so that they can have a share of the proverbial ‘national cake.’

Thus, according to the initiator of the cake project, Mr. Victor Oluwafemi, Nigerians will have the opportunity to enjoy the literal translation of the ‘national cake’ into reality.

 

Jonathan-cutting-cakeAccording to Oluwafemi, many Nigerians will not have the opportunity to taste the anniversary cake to be cut at the Aso Villa. So, he is providing a larger percentage of the population the opportunity to share in the ‘national cake’.

But no matter how hard Olufemi may try, only an infinitesimal proportion of the population will taste the cake, no matter how large. But the talk in town is that the Independence anniversary has provided many Nigerians, both in public and private sectors, the opportunity to bake their own cakes.

A printer rebuked one of his workers, “You heard that the Federal Government is spending N10bn on 50th Independence anniversary and you are wasting here; what are we making from this budget?”

A civil servant, on the other hand, lamented, “A lot of papers are flying around for Nigeria@50. We have to be careful.”

The logic is: find a way to bake your own cake if you can’t get a cut of the ready one. And Nigeria@50 provides a wonderful opportunity at a time like this.

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