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Federal Government Declares Monday Public Holiday For 57th Independence Anniversary

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The Federal Government has declared Monday October 2, 2017 as public holiday to commemorate the nation’s 57th independence anniversary. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the government on Wednesday congratulated Nigerians on the anniversary and urges them to sustain the collective efforts towards maintaining and strengthening the unity of the country.

Dambazau, in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Abubakar Magaji, emphasised government’s commitment to promoting national unity, economic growth and political development on democratic principles. He noted that in the past 57 years, Nigeria had made much progress and positive impact not only on its citizens but also on human development globally.

“The minister enjoined all Nigerians to remain steadfast in the love and care of the country, noting that a strong sense of ownership of one’s country is vital to the sustainable development of any nation,” the statement said. The minister wished all Nigerians a happy 57th Independence anniversary.

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