The federal government has declared Monday 2 October as a public holiday in commemoration of the nation’s 63rd independence celebration. This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Oluwatoyin Akinlade, on Thursday 28th October who acted on behalf of the Minister, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, congratulated all Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora.
According to the statement released, Mr Tunj-Ojo assured Nigerians of the 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. The Government is daily making efforts to confront these varied and numerous challenges with all the might available until respite comes our way.” - the minister stated.
Tunji-Ojo said the greatness ahead of the country was achievable if all citizens worked together in unity.
“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, despite 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.”