The Federal Government of Nigeria has officially declared October 2nd as a public holiday in honor of Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day. This proclamation was made by the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, and was conveyed through a statement issued by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade in Abuja.
Dr. Olubunmi acknowledged the prevailing global socio-economic challenges and emphasized that Nigeria is not immune to these difficulties. Nevertheless, he reaffirmed the government’s unwavering commitment to addressing the various issues confronting the nation, with the aim of reassuring the Nigerian populace.
In his statement, Dr. Olubunmi underscored Nigeria’s exceptionally reassuring warm and welcoming spirit, abundant human capital, and the richness of its land. These attributes, he noted, solidify Nigeria’s position as the foremost black nation globally, representing Africa’s pride and a source of hope.
While extending warm wishes for a memorable Independence Day celebration to all citizens, the Minister recalled the historic unity of Nigeria’s founding fathers, who, despite differences in faith, tribe, and language, came together to secure Nigeria’s freedom, a freedom enjoyed by all Nigerians today.
The Minister also assured that the current Administration, guided by the Renewed Hope Agenda, is fully committed to building a better Nigeria for all its citizens. This commitment serves as a fitting tribute to the heroes of Nigeria’s past, whose sacrifices paved the way for the nation’s independence and progress.