The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, October 2, 2023, as a public holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary. The announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on behalf of the federal government.
In a statement, Dr. Tunji-Ojo assured Nigerians of the government’s commitment to addressing the challenges facing the country. She acknowledged that Nigeria faces various socio-economic and security challenges, which are not unique to the nation but are global issues.
The Minister emphasized that the government is actively working to confront these challenges and is determined to find solutions to them. She called for unity among Nigerians and highlighted the country’s prominent position on the global stage, expressing hope for a better Nigeria.
Dr. Tunji-Ojo also reflected on Nigeria’s history and the unity of its founding fathers, who came together despite differences in faith, tribe, and language to secure the country’s freedom. She reiterated the government’s commitment to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, aiming for a better Nigeria in honor of its heroes past.
As Nigerians prepare to celebrate Independence Day, this public holiday serves as a reminder of the nation’s journey and its determination to overcome challenges and achieve greatness.