To commemorate Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, the Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 1, as public holiday.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Government, congratulated all Nigerians on the Celebration of the Country’s Diamond Jubilee, but observed that because of the imperatives of the COVID-19 pandemic, the celebration will be low-key.

He, however, assured Nigerians of governments unwavering commitment to the socio-economic transformation of the country, which he described as the leading black nation in the world and Africa’s beacon of hope:

“A country of about 200 million people whose natural talent, grit and passion glitter like the precious DIAMOND that we are, Nigerians are sparkling like diamonds in the pack, whether in Academia, Business, Innovation, Music, Movie, Entertainment, Fashion and culture,”  Aregbesola said.

While wishing Nigerians a fruitful independence celebration, he urged them to join hands with the present Administration in its quest to ensure a better country for all citizens, as a befitting tribute to the struggles of the nation’s heroes past.

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