The Federal Government has declared Monday, October
3, as Public Holiday to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence
This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido and
issued to Vanguard Thursday in Abuja.
“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.