Thursday, October 1, 2020 has been declared as a public holiday to celebrate Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola declared on Tuesday September 29.
Aregbesola who made this known in a statement ‘FG Declares Thursday, October 1, 2020, Public Holiday To Mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary’, congratulated all Nigerians on the celebration of the country’s Diamond Jubilee while stressing the government’s commitment to the socio-economic transformation of the country.
According to the statement, the minister praised Nigerians for the feats in economy, education, the creative sector, amongst others.
“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.” part of the statement read.
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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