Breaking: FG Declares October 1st Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 1, 2020, as a public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary.

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement today in a statement.

The statement titled ‘FG Declares Thursday, October 1, 2020, Public Holiday To Mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary’ was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah.

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It read, “Though celebrating sixty years of independence really calls for pomp and pageantry, but with the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced all nations in the world to think and act cautiously, we cannot avoid the imperative of a low-keyed celebration at this time.”

It added, “While wishing Nigerians a fruitful independence celebration, he reminded them of the fact that our founding fathers, in spite of the differences in faith, tribe and tongue came together for Nigeria’s independence.”

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