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Independence Day: FG Declares October 3 as Public Holiday



Nigerian Independence Day - September 2013 - BellaNaijaThe Federal Government has declared October 3, as Public Holiday to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, on Thursday in Abuja.

He said the Minister of Interior, retired Lt-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, assured Nigerians at home and abroad that Government was working assiduously to cushion the effects of the current economic challenges.

“The Minister enjoins all Nigerians to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his determination to build a strong, virile and united country in line with the dream of the country’s founding fathers,” he said.


  1. Jumai

    September 29, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Why do we need a public holiday on Monday to celebrate our independence ? The economy is already struggling and the country is taking more breaks? Haba
    If government wants to have events let them be done on Saturday and let life continue, this doesn’t make sense at all….

    • ATL's finest

      September 30, 2016 at 3:23 am

      ???????lol @ the Country is already struggling. Hmm only in Nigeria. Nigeria is how old again?? More like a toddler crawling smh. May God help us all.

    • Lacey

      September 30, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      @Thank you Jumai, they have holiday every month of the year and like 4o days off in a year! Tell me how they will be productive as a nation?

  2. nana

    September 30, 2016 at 8:24 am

    @jumai, It is what it is. You can’t change the law. Special occasions cannot be celebrated on weekends. Besides, I don’t think a day public holiday will make the economic recession come to an end.

  3. Joseph Chikeleze

    September 30, 2016 at 8:48 am

    I like this, at least, flexing continues
    Happy independence in advance!!

  4. imustdropacomment

    September 30, 2016 at 9:28 am

    If the Govt gives us a holiday, we dont say “no thanks”; we say THANK YOU LORD JESUS TGIFnM…lolz

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