The Federal Government has declared Monday, October 2, public holiday to commemorate the nation’s 57th independence anniversary.
This announcement was made today in Abuja by the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) on behalf of the government.
He also congratulated Nigerians on the anniversary. He urged them to sustain the collective efforts towards maintaining and strengthening the unity of the country.
Dambazau in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, emphasized government’s commitment to promoting national unity, economic growth and political development on democratic principles.
He noted that in the past 57 years, Nigeria had made a lot of progress and positive impact not only on its citizens but also on human development globally.
“The minister enjoined all Nigerians to remain steadfast in the love and care of the country, noting that a strong sense of ownership of one’s country is vital to the sustainable development of any nation,” the statement said.
Dambazau expressed profound appreciation to Nigerians and the international community for their support and co-operation with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The minister wished all Nigerians a happy 57th Independence anniversary.