Ahead of the Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary, President Bola Tinubu-led government has declared the 2nd of October, 2023 as a public holiday.
This was announced in a statement released on Thursday, by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Oluwatoyin Akinlade.
According to Akinlade, the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo made the declaration in Abuja on behalf of the federal government.
She said: “Dr Olubunmi assured Nigerians of the Government’s continued commitment to tackling challenges facing the country.
“It is today a known fact that difficult Socio-Economic and Security challenges are global, and Nigeria is not isolated.”
According to her, the Minister, however, said that the Government is daily making efforts to confront these varied and numerous challenges with all the might available until respite comes our way.
Tunji-Ojo reiterated that the eminent position of Nigeria in the comity of Nations and the greatness ahead of the country is achievable if we all work together in unity.
The minister further added: “Our warm welcoming spirit and love as well as our unbounded human capital and the richness of our land makes Nigeria unarguably the leading black Nation in the World being Africa’s pride and beacon of hope for the Renewed Hope of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR”.
“While wishing the citizens a memorable independence celebration, the Minister recalled that our founding fathers, in spite of the differences in faith, tribe and tongue, came together for Nigeria’s freedom which we enjoy today.
“The Minister assured that this Administration through the Renew Hope Agenda will ensure a better Nigeria for all citizens, as a befitting tribute to our heroes past.”