The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday, October 1 as a public holiday to mark the nation’s 60th independence day celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government. He congratulated all Nigerians on the Celebration of the Country’s Diamond Jubilee and assured them of Government’s unwavering commitment to the socio-economic transformation of the country.
This was contained in a statement which was issued on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, and titled, ‘FG Declares Thursday, October 1, 2020, Public Holiday to Mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary’ and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah on behalf of the Federal Government.
Rauf Aregbesola said,
“A country of about 200 million people whose natural talent, grit and passion glitter like the precious DIAMOND that we are.
“Nigerians are sparkling like diamonds in the pack, whether in Academia, Business, Innovation, Music, Movie, Entertainment, Fashion and culture.
“We are indeed the leading black nation in the entire world and no doubt Africa’s pride and beacon of hope.”