In a move to celebrate Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day anniversary, the Federal Government has officially declared Monday, October 2, 2023, as a public holiday.
This decision was announced by the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, during a press conference held in Abuja on Thursday. The statement conveying this declaration was issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade.
Dr. Tunji-Ojo, speaking on behalf of the federal government, reaffirmed the commitment of President Bola Tinubu-led administration to addressing the multifaceted challenges currently confronting the nation. He acknowledged the global nature of the socio-economic and security challenges facing Nigeria and emphasized that the government is relentlessly working to overcome these difficulties.
“It is today a known fact that difficult socio-economic and security challenges are global, and Nigeria is not isolated. The Government is daily making efforts to confront these varied and numerous challenges with all the might available until respite comes our way,” the statement quoted him as saying.
Tunji-Ojo said the greatness ahead of the country was achievable if all citizens worked together in unity.
“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 Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR.
While wishing the citizens a memorable independence celebration, the Minister recalled that our founding fathers, despite the differences in faith, tribe and tongue, came together for Nigeria’s freedom which we enjoy today.
The Minister concluded by assuring Nigerians that the President Bola Tinubu-led administration is fully committed to realizing a brighter future for all citizens, in alignment with the Renewed Hope Agenda. This, he stated, is a fitting tribute to the sacrifices and efforts of Nigeria’s past heroes.
As Nigeria prepares to mark its 63rd Independence Day, citizens are encouraged to reflect on the nation’s history, celebrate its unity in diversity, and look forward to a better and more prosperous future under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR.