The Federal Government has announced Monday, 2nd October, as a public holiday.
The day is in commemoration of Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade made this known in a statement on Thursday.
The statement said the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo made the declaration in Abuja on behalf of the federal government.
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.
According to her, the Minister however said that the Government is daily making efforts to confront these varied and numerous challenges with all the might available until respite comes our way.
Dr Tunji-Ojo reiterated that the eminent position of Nigeria in the comity of Nations and the greatness ahead of the country is achievable if we all work together in unity.
The statement which read in part 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”.