Oct 1 Declared As Public Holiday To Mark Nigeria at 60- FG

Thursday, 1st of October has been declared as public holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary.

In a statement titled: ‘FG Declares Thursday, October 1, 2020, Public Holiday To Mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary’, signed by Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, the Minister gave special thanks to Nigerians for the feats in economy, education, the creative sector, amongst others.

Also speaking in the statement, Rauf Aregbesola, The Minister of Interior, was quoted saying: “Though celebrating sixty years of independence really calls for pomp and pageantry, but with the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced all nations in the world to think and act cautiously, we cannot avoid the imperative of a low-keyed celebration at this time.”

“While wishing Nigerians a fruitful independence celebration, he reminded them of the fact that our founding fathers, in spite of the differences in faith, tribe and tongue came together for Nigeria’s independence.”

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