Abuja, Thursday 27 September 2018
The Federal Government has declared Monday 1 October 2018 as a public holiday to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary.
The federal government made the declaration in a statement issued by the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahmanhe Interior Minister.
The statement was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Mohammed Umar.
Dambazau congratulated all Nigerians on the anniversary, urging them to sustain President Muhammadu Buhari Administration’s efforts at maintaining and strengthening the unity and peace of the country. He emphasised the government’s commitment to promoting national unity, economic growth, social and political development based on democratic principles.
The minister added that in the past 58 years, Nigeria had made a lot of progress and positive impact not only on the lives of its citizens, but also on infrastructure development as well as international relations.
This is the national day of Nigeria and is always celebrated on 1 October. It marks independence from British rule on 1 October 1960.