Thursday, October 1 is declared public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary, according to Federal Government.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who announced this Tuesday congratulated Nigerians on celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.
He assured Nigerians of government’s unwavering commitment to the socio-economic transformation of the country.
In a statement tagged, “FG Declares Thursday, October 1, 2020, Public Holiday To Mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary” and signed by Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Aregbesola said “A country of about 200 million 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,” the Minister pointed out.