The FG has declared October 3, as a Public Holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary.
The announcement was made via a statement released by the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido on Thursday, September 29.
The statement reads:
“The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates Nigerians at home and abroad on the commemoration of this year’s independence anniversary and assures them that Government is working assiduously to put in place various palliative measures to cushion the effects of the current economic challenges.”
“The Minister enjoins all Nigerians to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his avowed determination to build a strong, virile and united country in line with the dream of the country’s founding fathers.”
Nigeria’s Independence Day is actually on Saturday, October 1, but the holiday will be observed on Monday because the original date falls on a work-free day.