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63rd Independence: FG declares Monday, October 2 Public Holiday



The federal government has declared Monday, October 2, as a public holiday in commemoration of the nation’s 63rd independence anniversary.

The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made the declaration in Abuja on behalf of the government.

He congratulated all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on the occasion.

He assured Nigerians of government’s continued commitment to tackling challenges facing the country.

“It is today a known fact that difficult Socio-Economic and Security challenges are global, and Nigeria is not isolated,” the Minister said in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade.

The Minister said that government is making efforts to confront the numerous challenges with all the might available until respite comes the way of the country.

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 said the nation’s warm welcoming spirit and love as well as its unbounded human capital and the richness of the land makes Nigeria unarguably the leading black Nation in the World.

The Minister maintained Nigeria would remain Africa’s pride and beacon of hope for the Renewed Hope of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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