The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, October 2, 2023, as a public holiday for the commemoration of Nigeria’s 63rd Independence anniversary.
The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, announced this on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday, September 28, 2023, in a statement by his ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Oluwatoyin Akinlade.
The Minister of Interior , Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is concern and committed to solving the challenges facing the country.
“It is today a known fact that difficult socio-economic and security challenges are global, and Nigeria is not isolated.
“The Government is daily making efforts to confront these numerous challenges with all the might available until respite comes our way,” the statement quoted him as saying.
“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, irrespective of the differences in faith, tribe and tongue, came together for Nigeria’s freedom which we enjoy today,” the statement added.
The minister also reaffirmed and assured Nigerians that President Tinubu’s administration through its Renew Hope Agenda would ensure a better Nigeria for all citizens, as a well befitting tribute to the past leaders.
Meanwhile, the FG had earlier announced that the 63rd Independence anniversary would be celebrated in a low-key manner.
The government said it would not invite any world leaders to Nigeria for the celebration.