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FG Declares October 2 Public Holiday for Independence Celebration

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FG Declares October 2 Public Holiday for Independence Celebration

By: Michael Mike

The Federal Government has declared Monday October 2nd 2023 as a public holiday in commemoration of the Nation’s 63rd independence celebration.

The exact Independence Day is always marked on October 1, but this year’s celebration falls on a Sunday, making government to declare Monday 2nd, a working day to mark it.

The Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, while making the declaration in Abuja, congratulated all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora.

Tunji-Ojo in a statement on Thursday signed by the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade
assured Nigerians of Government continued commitment to tackling challenges facing the country.

He said: “It is today a known fact that difficult Socio-Economic and Security challenges are global, and Nigeria is not isolated.”

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

Tunji-Ojo reiterated that the eminent position of Nigeria in the comity of nations and the greatness ahead of the country is achievable if we all work together in unity.

He further stated that 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 Tinubu.

The Minister while wishing the citizens a memorable independence celebration, recalled that our founding fathers, in spite of the differences in Faith, Tribe,Tongue, came together for Nigeria’s freedom which we enjoy today.

He 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.

FG Declares October 2 Public Holiday for Independence Celebration

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