The Federal Government has officially designated Monday, October 2, 2023, as a public holiday to observe Nigeria’s 63rd Independence anniversary.
This announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, representing the Federal Government. The statement was released on Thursday, September 28, 2023, through the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Oluwatoyin Akinlade.
Tunji-Ojo emphasized President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s unwavering commitment to addressing the nation’s challenges, acknowledging that Nigeria faces complex socio-economic and security issues, which are not unique to the country but are part of global challenges.
He further highlighted Nigeria’s significance as a leading black nation in the world and Africa’s pride, emphasizing the Renewed Hope of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, for the nation.
In the statement, the Minister expressed warm wishes to the citizens for a memorable independence celebration and recalled the unity of Nigeria’s founding fathers, who, despite their differences in faith, tribe, and language, united to secure Nigeria’s freedom.
The Minister assured Nigerians that President Tinubu’s administration, through its Renew Hope Agenda, is committed to delivering a better Nigeria for all citizens as a fitting tribute to past leaders.
It’s worth noting that the Federal Government had previously announced that the 63rd Independence anniversary would be observed in a low-key manner.