The Federal Government has declared October 3 as public holiday.
The holiday is to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence anniversary.
In a two paragraph statement signed by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido and issued Thursday in Abuja, the Federal Government however appealed to all Nigerians to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in its determination to build a strong and united country.
The statement reads: “The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, 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 and assures them that Government is working assiduously to put in place various palliative measures to cushion the effects of the current economic challenges.
“The Minister enjoins 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”, the statement added.