The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, October 1, as public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 54th Independence anniversary.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Magaji A.G., in Abuja on Thursday.
The statement stated that the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, declared the holiday on behalf of the Federal Government.
It stated Moro congratulated all Nigerians on the occasion, and urged them to build a more united and virile nation that would be the pride of all citizens.
The minister urged Nigerians to use the period to reflect on the giant strides made by President Goodluck Jonathan in the development and building of a formidable nation.
It said Moro wished all Nigerians a happy independence celebration.