- Independence Day: Buhari Declares October 1st Public Holiday
President Muhammadu Buhari has declared October 1st public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary.
Ogeni Rauf Aregbesola, the new Minister of Interior, made the declaration on behalf of the President who is presently out of the country.
In the statement released by Mrs. Georgina Ehuriah, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr. Aregbesola congratulated Nigerians and said: “We can move the country to the next level of socio-economic development.”
The minister said, “As Nigerians, we should always remember that there is hope for our country and that we are blessed with both human and natural resources, tourism, cultural diversity, selfless spirit of unity and love for one another, as well as bonded brotherhood, all of which are potential we must exploit in the years ahead to make Nigeria the nation of our dreams.”
Aregbesola enjoined all Nigerians to support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in its “avowed determination to build a secure, economically viable and corruption-free nation, in line with the dream of the country’s founding fathers.”
“The minister wishes all Nigerians a happy independence anniversary celebration.”