Ahead of Nigeria’s 60th independence celebration, the Federal Government has declared October 1 as a public holiday.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made this known on behalf of the Federal Government.
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He congratulated all Nigerians on the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee and assured of government’s unwavering commitment to the socio-economic transformation of the country.
The Minister, in a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Georgina Ehuriah, said though, celebrating 60 years of independence really calls for pomp and pageantry, the global COVID-19 pandemic “we cannot avoid the imperative of a low-keyed celebration at this time.”