FG Declares Thursday, October 1 Public Holiday

The Federal Government on Tuesday declared Thursday, October 1, 2020, as a public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary.

Minister for Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah.

The statement titled, ‘FG Declares Thursday, October 1, 2020, Public Holiday To Mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary’, congratulates Nigerians on the celebration.

“The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 1, 2020, as a public holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary”, the statement said.

It stressed that the President Muhammadu Buharil-led government was committed to the socio-economic transformation of the country.

Aregbesola said, “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.”

It added, “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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