The Federal Government has declared Monday, October 1, as a public holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th Independence Day.
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the announcement in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Mohammed Umar on Thursday September 27th in Abuja.
Dambazau, who congratulated Nigerians on the anniversary, urged them to sustain President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s efforts at maintaining and strengthening the unity and peace of the country.
He emphasised the government’s commitment to promoting national unity, economic growth, social and political development based on democratic principles.
The minister added that in the past 58 years, Nigeria had made a lot of progress and positive impact not only on the lives of its citizens but also in terms of infrastructure development as well as international relations.