Nigeria at 56: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday


The federal government has Monday, October 3, as public holiday to mark country’s 56th Independence anniversary.

The Permanent Secretary, Mr. Muhammadu Maccido, in a statement on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd), said the government was putting in place palliatives to cushion the effects of the current economic challenges.

The statement read: “While making the declaration on behalf of the federal government congratulates Nigerians at home and abroad on the commemoration of this year’s independence anniversary.
“Assures every Nigerians that government is working assiduously to put in place various palliative measures to cushion the effects of the current economic challenges.”

The minister enjoined all Nigerians to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his avowed determination to build a strong, virile and united country in line with the dream of the country’s founding fathers.