President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval for the programme of events lined up to commemorate Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary, which comes up on October 1, 2016.
Details of the low-key programme were contained in a press statement issued on Saturday by Bolaji Adebiyi, Director (Press) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The statement said an Inter-denominational Thanksgiving Church Service open to all will hold on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 4.00 pm at the National Worship Centre, Abuja.
A Public Lecture and Jumma’at Prayers come up Friday, September 30 at the National Mosque, Abuja.
It said also that a Presidential Change of Guard will hold at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, State House, Abuja on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 3.00 pm; this will be strictly by invitation, the statement added.