The Federal Government has declared Monday, October 3, 2022, a Public Holiday in commemoration of Nigeria’s 62nd Independence anniversary.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated Nigerians on this year’s celebration in a statement signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Belgore.
“The world is going through dire economic and security challenges which have also affected our nation. However, I am assuring us all that the government will not abandon the people but will continue to confront all these challenges with all the might at our disposal until respite comes our way,” the statement read.
“Our warmth, welcoming spirit and love as well as our unbounded human capital and the richness of our land, make Nigeria unarguably the leading black nation in the world and Africa’s pride and beacon of hope. If we can rally ourselves together to harness our potential, we shall be the greatest nation on the earth.”