The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, Oct.1, as a public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, saying the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government.
The minister congratulated Nigerians at home and abroad on the commemoration of this year’s anniversary, assuring citizens of the government’s commitment to end the current spate of insecurity in the country.
According to him, peace and stability are necessary conditions for the development of any nation. Aregbesola, therefore, called on Nigerians to emulate the nation’s founding fathers in their love for the fatherland.
”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.
Aregbesola enjoined all Nigerians to support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in its avowed determination to build a secure, economically viable and corruption-free nation, in line with the dream of the country’s founding fathers.
The minister wished all Nigerians a happy Independence Anniversary.