The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, October 2, 2023, as a public holiday to commemorate the nation’s 63rd Independence celebration.
Interior Minister, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who made the declaration in Abuja, congratulated all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora.
Dr Olubunmi assured Nigerians of the government’s continued commitment to tackling the challenges facing the country.
“It is today a known fact that difficult socio-economic and security challenges are global, and Nigeria is not isolated.” The minister said.
The Minister, however, said that the government is making daily efforts to confront these varied and numerous challenges with all the might available until respite comes our way.
Dr. Tunji-Ojo reiterated that the eminent position of Nigeria in the comity of nations and the greatness ahead of the country is achievable if we all work together in unity.
Dr. Olubunmi stated that “our warm, welcoming spirit and love as well as our unbounded human capital and the richness of our land, makes Nigeria unarguably the leading black Nation in the World being Africa’s pride and a beacon of hope for the Renewed Hope of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR.”
While wishing the citizens a memorable independence celebration, the Minister recalls that our founding fathers, despite the differences in faith, tribe, and tongue, came together for Nigeria’s freedom, which we enjoy today.
The Minister assured that this administration, through the Renew Hope Agenda, will ensure a better Nigeria for all citizens, as a befitting tribute to our heroes past.