FG Declares October 3 As Public Holiday
To commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the country's independence, the Federal Government has proclaimed Monday, October 3 as a public holiday.
The announcement was made by the interior minister, Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement released on Wednesday in Abuja by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore.
Aregbesola congratulated Nigerians on the celebration and assured them that the government was dedicated to addressing the nation's problems and putting smiles on Nigerians' faces.
“The world is going through dire economic and security challenges, which have also affected our nation."
However, he added, "I’m assuring you all that the government will not abandon the people, but will continue to confront all these challenges with all the might at its disposal until respite comes our way."
Aregbesola reiterated the eminent position of Nigeria in the comity of nations and the greatness ahead of the country “if we work hard as a people."
“A country of over 200 million people whose natural talents, grit, and passion glitter like the precious diamond that we are,” he said.
Aregbesola also admonished Nigerians to use the occasion to reflect on the challenges facing the nation and the role they can play in addressing them.
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