By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
Activities to commemorate Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary have been unveiled by the Federal government.
Briefing the Press on Friday in Abuja, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Independence Day is a joyous occasion for the country.
According to him “The Independence Day for us is a joyous occasion, it is an occasion for Nigerians to appreciate the efforts of our forebears at gaining independence from the colonial masters and to appreciate the varied contributions of successive administrations at building our nation-state,” Mohammed declared.
He said the nation is similarly witnessing the avowed determination of President Muhammadu Buhari to bequeath a long-lasting legacy of improved infrastructural facilities and a better economy to the nation.
He listed the activities as approved by President Buhari to include the Independence Special Interdenominational Church Service which will hold at the National Christian Centre, Central Business District on Sunday 26th September 2021 by 2 pm.
A special Award Ceremony/Discover Nigeria will follow on Thursday 30th September, at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa by 6 pm.
On Friday, October 1st, the anniversary parade will hold at Eagle Square by 8:30 am and will be followed by Special Juma’at Service at the National Mosque the same day by 2 pm.
The Information minister commended the media for their support and hard work in the dissemination of information and educating the general public on the activities of the government, and urging them to cover all the activities.