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FG Declares Next Tuesday Public Holday

Rauf Aregbesola

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, October 1, as public holiday to commemorate  Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary celebration.

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Nigerians at home and abroad.
He said that this year’s anniversary would mark the end of the current spate of insecurity in the country.

According to him, peace and stability are necessary conditions for the development of any nation.

In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Barr. Georgina E. Ehuriah, he called on Nigerians to emulate the nation’s founding fathers in their love for fatherland.

Aregbesola who reminded Nigerians of the immense potentials the country is endowed with, assured further that with commitment, “we can move the country to the next level of socio-economic development.

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He sad: “As Nigerians, we should always remember that there is hope for our country and that we are blessed with both human and natural resources, tourism, cultural diversity, selfless spirit of unity and love for one another, as well as bonded brotherhood, all of which are potentials we must exploit in the years ahead to make Nigeria the nation of our dreams”, he said.

Ogbeni Aregbesola therefore, enjoined all Nigerians to support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in its determination to build a secure, economically viable and corruption free nation, in line with the dream of the country’s founding fathers.

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