The Ministry of Interior has announced that Monday, October 2, 2023, has been designated as a public holiday to celebrate Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary.
The declaration was made by the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on behalf of the federal government in Abuja.
“Dr Olubunmi assured Nigerians of Government’s continued commitment to tackling challenges facing the country.
“It is today a known fact that difficult Socio-Economic and Security challenges are global, and Nigeria is not isolated”, she stated.
Dr Tunji-Ojo emphasized that while Nigeria faces various challenges, the government is determined to tackle them and achieve the country’s potential.
She also stressed the importance of unity in order to realize Nigeria’s prominent position in the international community and the greatness that lies ahead.
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.
“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.