To mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary, Tuesday, Oct. 1, has been declared as a public holiday by the Federal Government.
This made known by the Ministry of Interior, through its Permanent Secretary, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, in a statement today in Abuja.
According to her, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the federal government.
Aregbesola congratulated Nigerians at home and all around the world on the commemoration of this year’s anniversary, while assuring citizens of government’s commitment to end the current spate of insecurity in the country.
He further called on Nigerians to emulate the nation’s founding fathers in their love for the fatherland.
He reminded Nigerians of the immense potential the country was endowed with, and assured that with commitment, ” we can move the country to the next level of socio-economic development.”
”As Nigerians, we should always remember that there is hope for our country and that we are blessed with both human and natural resources, tourism , cultural diversity, selfless spirit of unity and love for one another.
”As well as bonded brotherhood, all of which are potential we must exploit in the years ahead to make Nigeria the nation of our dreams,” he said.
The minister wished all Nigerians a happy Independence Anniversary.