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FG declares Monday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday as a public holiday to mark the nation’s 62nd independence anniversary celebration

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, in a statement said,  the Minister congratulated all Nigerians on this year’s celebration and assured of government’s commitment to tackling all the challenges facing the nation and bring smiles to the faces of all the people.

Aregbesola urged Nigerians to work hard, shun any attraction to get rich through criminal and other immoral means, saying only through productivity can an individual and the nation create wealth and get rich.

While wishing Nigerians a memorable independence celebration, he reminds them of the fact that our founding fathers, in spite of the differences in faith, tribe and tongue, still came together for Nigeria’s independence.

Writing by Hadiza Abdulrahman , Editing by Omotola Oguneye