Thursday, October 1, has been declared a public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary celebration.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on Tuesday on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Nigerians on the Celebration of the Country’s Diamond Jubilee and assured them of Government’s unwavering commitment to the socio-economic transformation of the country.
He said “our warmth, welcoming spirit and love as well as the abundant wealth inherent in our human capital and the richness of our land, makes Nigeria unarguably the leading black nation in the world and Africa’s pride and beacon of hope, if we can rally ourselves together to harness our potentials.
“A country of about 200 million people whose natural talent, grit and passion glitter like the precious diamond that we are. Nigerians are sparkling like diamonds in the pack, whether in Academia, Business, Innovation, Music, Movie, Entertainment, Fashion and culture. We are indeed the leading black nation in the entire world and no doubt Africa’s pride and beacon of hope” Aregbesola said.
He urged all nigerians to uphold the dreams of our founding fathers by joining hands together irrespective of ethnicity and religion to ensure a better nation for all.
“We must together make Nigeria great”, Aregbesola said.
The presidency had earlier announced that the celebration will be done in low key due to covid-19 restrictions.