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63rd Independence Day: FG Declares Monday Oct. 2 Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, October 2, 2023, as a public holiday, to mark Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day anniversary.

According to a statement by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade, this declaration was made public by the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Abuja, on behalf of the federal government on Thursday.

The statement quoted him as saying, “It is today a known fact that difficult socio-economic and security challenges are global, and Nigeria is not isolated.

“The Government is daily making efforts to confront these varied and numerous challenges with all the might available until respite comes our way.”

Speaking further, Tunji-Ojo said the greatness ahead of the country was achievable if all citizens worked together in unity.

The statement continued, “Our warm welcoming spirit and love as well as our unbounded human capital and the richness of our land makes Nigeria unarguably the leading black Nation in the World being Africa’s pride and beacon of hope for the Renewed Hope of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR.

“While wishing the citizens a memorable independence celebration, the Minister recalled that our founding fathers, despite the differences in faith, tribe and tongue, came together for Nigeria’s freedom which we enjoy today.

“The minister assured that this Administration through the Renew Hope Agenda will ensure a better Nigeria for all citizens, as a befitting tribute to our heroes past.”

The minister also assured Nigerians that the administration of President Bola Tinubu-led is continuously committed to tackling challenges facing the country.

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