Nigeria Declares Public Holiday for Independence Day
The government led by President Bola Tinubu has officially declared the 2nd of October, 2023, as a public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary.
This announcement was made through a statement issued by Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior.
Declaration by the Minister of Interior
The declaration of the public holiday was made in Abuja by Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior, on behalf of the federal government.
In her statement, she emphasized the government’s unwavering commitment to addressing the various challenges that the nation faces, including socio-economic and security issues.
She noted that these challenges are not unique to Nigeria but are part of global concerns.
Government’s Resolve to Confront Challenges
Dr. Tunji-Ojo reassured Nigerians that the government is diligently working to confront these challenges with all available resources until they are overcome.
She emphasized the significance of unity in achieving the country’s greatness and highlighted Nigeria’s prominent position in the global community as Africa’s pride.
A Tribute to Nigeria’s Founding Fathers
The Minister of Interior also recalled the unity displayed by Nigeria’s founding fathers, who, despite their differences in faith, tribe, and language, came together to secure the country’s freedom.
She expressed confidence in the administration’s Renew Hope Agenda, which aims to create a better Nigeria for all citizens.
A Message of Unity and Renewed Hope
In conclusion, Dr. Tunji-Ojo extended warm wishes to all citizens for a memorable independence celebration.
She emphasized that Nigeria’s diverse culture, rich human capital, and abundant resources position it as the leading black nation in the world.
The government’s commitment to achieving the vision of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is underscored by the Renewed Hope Agenda, which aims to honor the sacrifices of Nigeria’s heroes past.