As Nigerians anticipate a huge celebration on Oct 1st, the Federal Government has announced that the National Independence Day celebration of our great country will not be an elaborate one for this year, and it will not feature the usual ceremony at Eagle Square, Abuja.
After a closed-door talks with Vice President Kashim Shettima at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, George Akume, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made this known. He said this year’s Independence Day celebration will be “a time for reflections…to think very deeply as a people and the journey forward. This journey is being charted by the captain of the ship.”
Although reluctant to disclose what was discussed, Akume said “Independence is a very historic event for any country and we Nigerians are no exemptions.
“We are fully prepared for celebrations, and for obvious reasons, it going to be low-key, and we are wishing Nigerians the best of luck and I want to assure them that better days are coming and pretty soon too.
“This is going to be low key; we are not going on a fantastic jamboree at the Eagle Square and other locations,” Akume concluded.