The Federal Government of Nigeria has officially declared Monday October 2 as a public holiday in honor of the nation’s 63rd independence celebration. The announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on behalf of the government, in the capital city of Abuja.
In a released statement, the Minister extended his heartfelt congratulations to all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, on this momentous occasion. He also reiterated the government’s unwavering commitment to addressing the various challenges currently facing the country.
Acknowledging that difficult socio-economic and security challenges are prevalent globally, the Minister emphasized that Nigeria is not exempt from these issues. However, he reassured Nigerians that the government is actively pursuing measures to confront and overcome these challenges, utilizing all available resources until relief is achieved for the nation.
In conclusion, the Federal Government’s declaration of Monday October 2 as a public holiday serves as a reminder of the nation’s independence and offers an opportunity for Nigerians to reflect on the progress made thus far, while also renewing their commitment to a brighter futur