As Nigeria prepares to mark her 60th Independence anniversary on Thursday, October 1, 2020, Her Royal Majesty, the Queen of England, has sent a message of felicitation to President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the occasion.
The queen’s message was conveyed by the British High Commission in Nigeria.
The message read:
“It gives me great pleasure to offer my warmest congratulations on the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence, together with my best wishes for your country’s continued happiness and prosperity.
“The United Kingdom and Nigeria benefit from strong and enduring ties as Commonwealth partners through shared history and most importantly, our people. These are bonds that I hope and believe will flourish long into the future.”
Recall that Nigeria got her independence from Great Britain on October 1, 1960.
Similarly, President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation from the Eagle Square in Abuja, on Thursday, October 1, 2020.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The address is scheduled to hold after the Anniversary Parade.
“The live address will commence after the Anniversary Parade beginning at 10 am which will be covered by major television and radio stations especially the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN),” the statement read in part.
The traditional early morning October 1 Presidential Broadcast will therefore not feature on Thursday.