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General News of Thursday, 29 September 2022


BREAKING: FG declares public holiday to mark Independence Day

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

The federal government has declared Monday, October 3, as a public holiday to mark the nation’s 62nd Independence Anniversary Celebration.

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, The Nation reported.

He congratulated all Nigerians on the celebration and assured them of the government’s commitment to tackling all the challenges facing the nation and bringing smiles to the faces of all the people.

The minister stated: “The world is going through dire economic and security challenges which have also affected our nation.

"However, I am assuring us all that the government will not abandon the people, but will continue to confront all these challenges with all the might at our disposal until respite comes our way." gathers that a statement signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, noted that Nigeria occupies an eminent position in the comity of nations.

“Our warmth, welcoming spirit and love as well as our unbounded human capital and the richness of our land, make Nigeria unarguably the leading black nation in the world and Africa’s pride and beacon of hope. If we can rally ourselves together to harness our potential, we shall be the greatest nation on the earth.

“A country of over 200 million people whose natural talents, grit and passion glitter like the precious diamond that we are; Nigerians are sparkling like diamonds in the pack, whether in the academia, science and technology, business, innovation, music, entertainment, fashion or culture,” the statement read.

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