The Federal Government has declared Monday, 2nd October 2023 as a public holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary.

The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, in a statement on Thursday, 28th September 2023, said the administration of President Bola Tinubu has demonstrated commitment and determination to tackle challenges facing the country.

Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior

According to Dr Tunji-Ojo, the challenges facing the country were global as it affected all other countries and not Nigeria alone.

He assured Nigerians that the Government was constantly making efforts to confront the numerous challenges with the necessary apparatus at its disposal until solutions become a reality.

The Minister of Interior asked Nigerians to be united and work together to make the nation great.

Dr Tunji-Ojo said it was time Nigerians took a cue from the founding heroes of the country who despite their religious and ethnic differences, came together to achieve the independent Nigeria of today.

He added that through the ”Renewed Hope’ agenda, President Tinubu would ensure a better Nigeria for its citizens.

The process for the celebration of Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary, commenced on Monday, 25th September 2023, with a world press briefing by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. George Akume.

Story: Christy Dung