FG Declares Monday Public Holiday For Independence Day Celebration.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, 2nd October, 2017 Public Holiday, the day is set aside to help to commemorate the country’s 57th Independence Anniversary.
The information was passed by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji on Wednesday.
He congratulated Nigerians on the anniversary and urged them to sustain the collective efforts towards maintaining and strengthening the unity of Nigeria.
Dambazau emphasized 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 for sustainable development of the nation.