Federal Government has declared Monday next week as public holiday to mark the nation’s 62nd independence anniversary celebration.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, assures of government’s commitment to tackling challenges facing the nation and bring smiles to the faces of the people.
The Minister urged Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to reflect on the challenges facing the nation and the role individuals can play in addressing them.
He urges Nigerians to work hard, shun any attraction to get rich through criminal and other immoral means, saying only through productivity can an individual and the nation create wealth and get rich.
While wishing Nigerians a memorable independence celebration, he reminds them of the fact that the founding fathers, in spite of the differences in faith, tribe and tongue, still came together for Nigeria’s independence.
He therefore, called on all Nigerians to join hands together with the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in its quest to ensure a better Nigeria for all citizens, both at home and abroad as this, he said, shall be a befitting tribute to our heroes past.