Abuja, Nigeria – In honor of Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day, the Federal Government has declared Monday, October 2, as a public holiday. The announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on behalf of the government. This significant day is a reminder of Nigeria’s journey towards freedom and self-determination.
Dr. Tunji-Ojo took this opportunity to congratulate all Nigerians, both at home and in the Diaspora, on this momentous occasion. He expressed the government’s unwavering commitment to addressing the various challenges confronting the nation, emphasizing that these challenges are not unique to Nigeria but are part of the global socio-economic and security issues.
“It is today a known fact that difficult socio-economic and security challenges are global, and Nigeria is not isolated,” the Minister stated in a press release signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade.
Dr. Tunji-Ojo reiterated the government’s determination to confront these challenges head-on, utilizing all available resources until relief comes the way of the nation. He stressed the importance of unity among Nigerians, highlighting that the nation’s eminent position in the international community and its bright future are achievable through collective effort.
“Nigeria’s warm welcoming spirit, love, unbounded human capital, and the richness of the land make it unarguably the leading black nation in the world,” the Minister remarked. He affirmed that Nigeria would continue to be Africa’s pride and a beacon of hope, echoing the Renewed Hope of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
As Nigeria celebrates its 63rd Independence Day, the nation stands united, determined to overcome its challenges and embrace a brighter future. This day serves as a reminder of the resilience and potential of the Nigerian people on their path toward prosperity and development.