Tue, 28 Nov 2023


63rd Independence: FG declares Oct. 2 Public Holiday
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Thu, 28 Sep 2023   ||   Nigeria,

The Federal Government has declared Monday, 2nd October, 2023 as a public holiday in commemoration of Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary.

The declaration which was made by the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo in Abuja on behalf of the federal government, was announced by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade on Thursday

In the statement, “Dr Olubunmi assured Nigerians of Government’s continued commitment to tackling challenges facing the country.

“It is today a known fact that difficult Socio-Economic and Security challenges are global, and Nigeria is not isolated”, she stated.

According to her, the Minister however said that the Government is daily making efforts to confront these varied and numerous challenges with all the might available until respite comes our way.

Dr Tunji-Ojo reiterated that the eminent position of Nigeria in the comity of Nations and the greatness ahead of the country is achievable if we all work together in unity.

He also stated that; “our warm welcoming spirit and love as well as our unbounded human capital and the richness of our land makes Nigeria unarguably the leading black Nation in the World being Africa’s pride and beacon of hope for the Renewed Hope of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR”.

“While wishing the citizens a memorable independence celebration, the Minister recalled that our founding fathers, in spite of the differences in faith, tribe and tongue, came together for Nigeria’s freedom which we enjoy today.

“The Minister assured that this Administration through the Renew Hope Agenda will ensure a better Nigeria for all citizens, as a befitting tribute to our heroes past”, the statement added.


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