The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume says Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary will be a subdued affair with no foreign leaders invited in line with the current economic realities.
The SGF promised that the administration which took office in May, was still young and that Nigerians would soon see the implementation of policies and execution of projects.
According to him, Nigerians have fully embraced democracy as the best form of governance, despite political instability and coups in some parts of the West African subregion.
Akume assured citizens that the government was aware of the economic challenges Nigerians have faced since the removal of fuel subsidy, while also citing the impact of the global economic downturn.
He further explained that the government was working to provide necessary palliatives and was engaging with labour to address areas of concern for the well-being of all Nigerian workers and Nigerians generally.