The Federal Authorities has declared Friday, October 1 as public vacation to mark the nation’s 61st independence.
The Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Inside, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, in an announcement on Wednesday quoted the minister, Rauf Aregbesola, as assuring Nigerians of the current regime’s dedication to eradicating all challenges going through the nation.
He, nevertheless, disclosed that the celebration could be with out its traditional pomp on account of the ravaging COVID-19.
The assertion was titled, “FG declares Friday October 1 as public vacation to mark Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary”.
It partly learn, “The Minister of Inside, Rauf Aregbesola, congratulates all Nigerians on this yr’s celebration of the nation’s 61st independence and assures all of presidency’s dedication to sort out and eradicate all types of challenges –be it political, socio-economic and all various issues.
“Aregbesola stated that our heat, welcoming spirit and love in addition to the considerable wealth inherent in our human capital and the richness of our land, makes Nigeria unarguably the main black nation on this planet and Africa’s pleasure and beacon of hope, if we will rally ourselves collectively to harness our potentials.
“A rustic of about 200 million and above individuals whose pure expertise, grit and fervour glitter like the dear diamond that we’re. Nigerians are glowing like diamonds within the pack, whether or not in academia, enterprise, innovation, music, film, leisure, style and tradition. We’re certainly the main black nation in your complete world and little doubt Africa’s pleasure and beacon of hope
“The minister confirmed that, celebrating Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary is critical, however that the security of the citizenry is Mr. President’s large concern, particularly with COVID-19 third Delta variant nonetheless in place. Subsequently, this yr’s celebration is being held with out the standard pomp and pageantry.
“Whereas wishing Nigerians a fruitful independence celebration, he reminded them of the truth that our founding fathers, despite the variations in religion, tribe and tongue got here collectively for Nigeria’s independence.
“He, subsequently, known as on all Nigerians to affix arms along with the current Administration in its quest to make sure a greater Nigeria for all residents, each at dwelling and overseas as this, he stated, shall be a befitting tribute to the struggles of our heroes’ previous.”