The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 1 as public holiday to commemorate the nation’s 60th Independence anniversary.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior made the announcement in a statement today.
In a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Georgina Ehuriah, Aregbesola congratulated all Nigerians on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee, restating government’s unwavering commitment to the socio-economic transformation of the country.
He said though, celebrating 60 years of independence really calls for pomp and pageantry, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic “we cannot avoid the imperative of a low-keyed celebration at this time.”
While wishing Nigerians fruitful Independence celebration, he reminded them the founding fathers in spite of the differences in faith, tribe and tongue came together for Nigeria’s independence.