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FG Declares Thursday, October 1 Public Holiday

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The Federal Government of Nigeria, has declared Thursday, October 1 public holiday to mark her 55th Independence celebration.

Making the declaration on behalf of the government in a statement signed by Yusuf Isiaka the Ministry’s Director of Press.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr Abubakar Magaji, congratulated Nigerians both at home and abroad and also thanked them for supporting President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts to build a peaceful, united and virile nation.
He urged Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for peace and unity of the country .

The statement was made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja.