October 1: FG Declares Public Holiday, Urges Nigerians To Pray For Peace, Unity

NigeriaThe Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday, 1st October 2015 as a public holiday to mark the country’s 55th Independence Anniversary.
The declaration was made on behalf of the federal government by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji, in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Director of Press, Yusuf Isiaka on Monday.
Magaji, who congratulated all Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora, also thanked them for their supports to President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts towards building a peaceful, united and virile nation.
The federal government urged Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for peace and unity across the country.

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