Breaking: The Eaglereports that the Nigeria has declared Friday October 1 as public holiday to celebrate the nation’s 61stindependence anniversary celebration.
The independence anniversary holiday was declared by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore.
In statement, the minister congratulated all Nigerians on the 61st independence celebration, assuring of the Government’s commitment to tackling all forms of challenges.
Mr. Aregbeola said that Nigeria’s warm, welcoming spirit and love as well as the abundant wealth inherent in her human capital and the richness of our land, make Nigeria unarguably the leading black nation in the world.
He said it also makes Nigeria Africa’s pride and beacon of hope if we can rally ourselves together to harness our potentials.
“A country of about 200 million and above 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” Mr. Aregbesola said.
According to the minister, celebrating Nigeria’s Sixty-First Independence Anniversary is necessary, but that the safety of the Citizenry is Mr. President’s huge concern, especially with COVID-19 third Delta variance still in place. Therefore this year’s celebration is being held without the usual pomp and pageantry.
He also used the opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of the founding fathers to independence, in spite of the differences in faith, tribe and tongue