FG plans low-key Independence Day celebration

Written by on September 21, 2023

The Federal Government said on Wednesday that this year’s Independence Day celebration on October 1 will be low-key and will not feature the usual ceremony at Eagle Square, Abuja.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, said this year’s Independence Day would 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.”

Akume revealed this to State House Correspondents after he emerged from closed-door talks with Vice President Kashim Shettima at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

The former Minister of Special Duties, who was reluctant to reveal the full details of issues discussed, said it bordered on plans for the Independence Day.

“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 fantastic jamboree at the Eagle Square and other locations,” the SGF said.

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