October 1, 2020 marks the 60th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule in Nigeria.
The Federal Government said Nigeria deserved a befitting celebration because the country remained one despite various challenges it is facing.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the anniversary would be celebrated for a whole year, ending September 30, 2021. “Therefore, there are some activities that may come up after the ones to be announced.”
An inter denominational church service took place today (Sunday), after a Jumaah prayer and lecture on Friday.
At the Service in Abuja, President, Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Samson Ayokunle called on leaders, irrespective of religious and ethnic affiliations, to come together to build Nigeria.
The CAN President emphasised the urgent need to reposition the country by providing true leadership and development, as well as providing equal opportunity to every citizen.
Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo said rebuilding the country remained a collective responsibility of all citizens.
Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, he said the country would continue to be united amidst COVID-19.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan noted that President Muhammadu Buhari has kept the country secured and United.
Aso Villa Chaplain, Pastor Seyi Malomo said God who kept Nigeria for the past 60 years, would continue to unite the country.