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PICTORIAL: Tinubu Attends Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary Military Parade

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President Bola Tinubu on Sunday attended a military parade in honour of Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary celebration.

KOKO TV NG reports the military parade was held at the court of the Presidential Villa, Abuja and was attended by some top government functionaries including the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume.

Others are the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwo-Ola, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, and the nation’s service chiefs.

In other news, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of the country’s 63rd Independence Anniversary.

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In his nationwide broadcast speech on Sunday morning, the Nigerian leader hailed the nation’s past heroes, founding fathers and mothers for their struggles for liberation which, according to him, brought about today’s modern Nigeria.

While being optimistic about a better Nigeria, Tinubu declared that for the next six months, the average low-grade worker would receive an additional N25,000 per month.

READ ALSO: BREAKING: Tinubu Announces N25,000 Additional Pay For Least Paid Worker

He noted that his administration is introducing a provisional wage increment to enhance the federal minimum wage without causing undue inflation.

This is even as the Nigerian leader promised a thorough housecleaning of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which he described as the den of malfeasance, adding that his special investigator will soon present his findings on past lapses and how to prevent similar reoccurrences.

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