Nigeria @ 63: FG declares Monday 2nd October, 2023 as Public Holiday


By Palma Ileye

Federal Government has declared Monday 2nd October, 2023 as a Public Holiday in commemoration of the Nation’s 63rd Independence Day celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo who made the declaration in a statement issued yesterday by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade in Abuja, congratulated all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora.

Olubunmi assured Nigerians of Government continued commitment to tackling challenges facing the country.

Saying that, “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 was daily making efforts to confront these varied and numerous challenges with all the might available until respite comes our way.

He reiterated that the eminent position of Nigeria in the comity of Nations and the greatness ahead of the country was achievable if we all work together in unity.

He 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 Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR.”

While wishing the citizens a memorable Independence Day celebration, the Interior Minister recalled that, “our founding fathers, in spite of the differences in Faith, Tribe,Tongue, came together for Nigeria’s freedom which we enjoy today.”

Furthermore, 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.