FG has declared Public Holiday to Celebrate Independence Day.
Truetells Nigeria reports that the Federal Government has declared Friday, October 1, as a public holiday to mark the Nation’s 61st Independence Anniversary Celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government as contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore.
According to the statement, the minister congratulated all Nigerians on this year’s Celebration of the Country’s 61st independence and assures of the Government’s commitment to tackle and eradicate all forms of challenges –be it political socio-economic and all diverse problems.
Mr. Aregbeola said that our warm, welcoming spirit and love as well as the abundant wealth inherent in our human capital and the richness of our land, makes Nigeria unarguably the leading black nation in the world and Africa’s pride and beacon of hope if we can rally ourselves together to harness our potentials.
“A country of about 200 million and above people whose natural talent, grit, and passion glitter like the precious DIAMOND that we are. Nigerians are sparkling like diamonds in the pack, whether in Academia, Business, Innovation, Music, Movie, Entertainment, Fashion and culture. We are indeed the leading black nation in the entire world and no doubt Africa’s pride and beacon of hope” Mr. Aregbesola said.
The Minister confirmed that, celebrating Nigeria’s Sixty-First Independence Anniversary is necessary, but that the safety of the Citizenry is Mr. President’s huge concern, especially with COVID-19 third Delta variance still in place. Therefore this year’s celebration is being held without the usual pomp and pageantry.