FG declares Monday public holiday to independence anniversary

THE Federal Government has declared Monday, 2nd October 2017 Public Holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s 57th Independence Anniversary.

Minister of Interior, Lieutenant Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (Rtd), who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

He congratulated Nigerians on the anniversary and urged them to sustain the collective efforts towards maintaining and strengthening the unity of Nigeria.

Dambazau, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Engr Abubakar G Magaji, expressed the Government’s commitment to promoting national unity, economic growth and political development on democratic principles.

He noted that in the past 57 years, Nigeria has made a lot of progress and positive impact not only on its citizens but also on human development globally.

The Minister enjoined all Nigerians to remain steadfast in the love and care of the country, noting that strong sense of ownership of one’s country is vital to the sustainable development of any nation.

“He also expressed profound appreciation to Nigerians and their international community for the support and co-operation to the administration of His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The Honourable Minister wishes all Nigerians a Happy 57th Independence Anniversary,” the statement said.





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