In view of the above, the federal government has declared today, Friday, October first a public holiday to commemorate the day.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, in a statement quoted the minister, Rauf Aregbesola, as assuring Nigerians of the present regime’s commitment to eradicating all challenges facing the country.
He, however, disclosed that the celebration would be without its usual pomp as a result of the ravaging COVID-19.
The Minister congratulated all Nigerians on this year’s celebration and assured government’s commitment to tackling and eradicating all forms of challenges.
He therefore, called on all Nigerians to join hands together with the present Administration in its quest to ensure a better Nigeria for all citizens, both at home and abroad as this, he said, shall be a befitting tribute to the struggles of the heroes’ past.