The Federal Government has declared Monday, 2, 2017 as a public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Mr Abubakar Magaji for the Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) on behalf of the Federal Government.
Dambazau congratulated Nigerians on the anniversary and urged them to sustain the collective efforts towards maintaining and strengthening the unity of the country. He noted that in the past 57 years, Nigeria has made a lot of progress and positive impact not only on its citizens but also on human development globally.
“Gen. Dambazau emphasized Government’s commitment to promoting national unity, economic growth and political development on democratic principles. He noted that in the past 57 years, Nigeria has made a lot of progress and positive impact not only on its citizens but also on human development globally”. Dambazau enjoined Nigerians to remain steadfast in the love and care of the country, noting that strong sense of ownership of one’s country is vital to the sustainable development of any nation.
“He also expressed profound appreciation to Nigerians and their international community for the support and co-operation to the current administration.