The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 1 as public holiday to mark the nation’s 60th Independence anniversary.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.
He congratulated all Nigerians on celebration of the Diamond Jubilee and assured of government’s unwavering commitment to the socio-economic transformation of the country.
Aregbesola: “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.”
Ihedioha Stella reporting from ProbitasReport