Ahead of the parade to mark the Nation’s 60th independence day celebration, tomorrow, October 1, the Federal Government of Nigeria has ordered that all routes leading to the Eagle Square be blocked from midnight on Wednesday September 30.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said the order was given to enhance security in and around Eagle Square, venue of the Independence ceremony located in the heart of Abuja.
While Shehu Shagari Way, Ahmadu Bello Way, outward and inward-bound Airport Roads and adjoining roads would be blocked to traffic, the Federal Secretariat Complex would be evacuated by 2.00 p.m on Wednesday September 30.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Thursday parade and Presidential broadcast is the climax of the events lined up for the 60th independence anniversary celebration.
NAN reports that the celebration has been in full swing following the launch of the theme and logo by Mr President.
So far, a public lecture, Special Jumat Service, an Inter-denominational Church Service and the launch of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy, as well as the Integrity Award to commemorate the 20th anniversary of ICPC, had been held.
A historical exhibition titled “Nigeria: A Country of Colours and Tongues”, has also been held.
The federal government has also announced that the Diamond Jubilee would be a year-long celebration with the hosting of staggering events until 30 Sept. 2021.