FG declares, Monday, October 2nd, 2023, Public Holiday


The Federal Government has declared Monday October 2nd 2023 as a public holiday in commemoration of the Nation’s 63rd independence celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo who made the declaration in Abuja congratulated all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora.

Dr Olubunmi assured Nigerians of Government continued commitment to tackling challenges facing the country.

It is today a known fact that difficult Socio-Economic and Security challenges are global, and Nigeria is not isolated.

The Minister however said that the Government is daily making efforts to confront these varied and numerous challenges with all the might available until respite comes our way.

Dr Tunji-Ojo reiterated that the eminent position of Nigeria in the comity of Nations and the greatness ahead of the country is achievable if we all work together in unity.

Dr Olubunmi stated that our warm welcoming spirit and love as well as our unbounded human capital and the richness of our land makes Nigeria unarguably the leading black Nation in the World being Africa’s pride and beacon of hope for the Renewed Hope of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,GCFR.

While wishing the citizens a memorable independence celebration, the Minister recalls that our founding fathers, in spite of the differences in Faith, Tribe,Tongue, came together for Nigeria’s freedom which we enjoy today.

The Minister assured that, this Administration through the Renew Hope Agenda will ensure a better Nigeria for all citizens, as a befitting tribute to our heroes past.

Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Interior