The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday, October 1 as public holiday to mark the nation’s 60th Independence anniversary.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement as he congratulated all Nigerians on celebration of the Diamond Jubilee. He also assured Nigerians of government’s unwavering commitment to the socio-economic transformation of the country.
This was contained in a statement titled, ‘FG Declares Thursday, October 1, 2020, Public Holiday To Mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary’ and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah.
“A country of about 200 million people whose natural talent, grit and passion glitter like the precious DIAMOND that we are.
“Nigerians are sparkling like diamonds in the pack, whether in Academia, Business, Innovation, Music, Movie, Entertainment, Fashion and culture.
“We are indeed the leading black nation in the entire world and no doubt Africa’s pride and beacon of hope.”