Low Key Independence Anniversary, says FG

This year Independence anniversary on October 1 will be a low key one.
The Federal Government said on Friday in Abuja that the usual fanfare that characterises the day in the past will be missing this year.
This is even as it unveiled activities lined up for the 56 anniversary celebration.
A statement issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and signed by the Director of Press in his office, Bolaji Adebiyi said apart from prayers to be offered in mosques and churches, the climax of the event would be a change of guards by soldiers at the State House.
“His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the programme of events to commemorate Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary. The details of the programme which is indeed low-key are as follows:Inter-denominational Thanksgiving Church Service, Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 4.00 pm at the National Worship Centre, Abuja. Public Lecture and Jummaat Prayers, Friday, September 30, 2016 at the National Mosque, Abuja”.
While the two events above are open to members of the public, the Presidential Change of Guard which is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 3.00 pm at the Forecourt of the Presidential Villa, State House, Abuja is “Strictly by Invitation”, the statement added.

Author: News Editor

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