Nigeria@63: FG declares Monday Public Holiday


Ahead of the 63rd anniversary of Nigeria’s independence, the Federal Government has declared Monday, October 2nd, 2023, a public holiday.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade I’m a statement on Thursday said the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo made the declaration in Abuja on behalf of the federal government.

“Dr. Olubunmi gave the people of Nigeria assurances about the government’s ongoing commitment to resolving the nation’s problems.

“Nigeria is not alone in facing difficult socioeconomic and security challenges, she said, adding that this is now a known fact.

However, she claims that the Minister stated that the Government is making daily efforts to address these various and numerous challenges with the best resources available until relief comes our way.

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Dr. Tunji-Ojo reaffirmed that if we all work together and are united, Nigeria’s preeminent position in the community of nations and the greatness that lies ahead of the country are both attainable.

He also stated that; “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.

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“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”, the statement added.

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