In order to celebrate the 56th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence, the federal government has declared Monday, October 3 as a public holiday.
Traditionally, the anniversary and holiday is supposed to be celebrated on October 1 but being a weekend, it was moved to Monday.
Vanguard reports that in a statement sighed on Thursday, September 29 by Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido who is the acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Interior, the federal government congratulated Nigerians.
The statement read: “The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates Nigerians at home and abroad on the commemoration of this year’s independence anniversary and assures them that Government is working assiduously to put in place various palliative measures to cushion the effects of the current economic challenges.
“The minister enjoins all Nigerians to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his avowed determination to build a strong, virile and united country in line with the dream of the country’s founding fathers.”