FG Opts For Low-Key Independence Day Celebration

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
WhatsApp

Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary will be a subdued affair with no foreign leaders invited, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, says.

Akume informed the press in Abuja on Monday that President Bola Tinubu has given the green light for a scaled-down observance, in keeping with the prevailing economic circumstances. The theme of the anniversary is “Nigeria @ 63, Renewed Hope for Unity and Prosperity.”

“No world leaders have been invited. This celebration is low-key as I said due to the realities on ground. We’ve not invited foreign leaders. Time would come that we would gather world leaders to celebrate with us. But for now, none,” Akume said.

The SGF promised that the administration, which took office in May, was still young and that Nigerians would soon see the implementation of policies and execution of projects.

According to him, Nigerians have wholeheartedly adopted democracy as their preferred system of government, despite instances of political instability and coups in certain regions of West Africa.

Akume reassured the citizens that the government acknowledged the economic difficulties Nigerians have experienced following the removal of the fuel subsidy, in addition to the effects of the global economic downturn.

He further explained that the government was working to provide necessary palliatives and was engaging with labour to address areas of concern for the well-being of all Nigerian workers and Nigerians generally.

 

 

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
WhatsApp
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE