President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over a virtual Federal Executive Council meeting, during which he unveiled the Nigeria at 60 Logo.
The unveiling of the Nigeria at 60 Logo was done ahead of the October 1 National Independence Day.
At the virtual FEC meeting, held at the Council Chamber of the State House Abuja, were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Federal Government Boss Mustapha, Chief of State to the President Ibrahim Gambari and some ministers, while other cabinet members joined virtually.
Ministers at the meeting include the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Minister of Information and Culture, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, among others.
The Federal Government had earlier in September called on Nigerians to submit creative ideas that can brand the anniversary which is themed “Together at 60”.
Independence day is usually celebrated annually on October 1.
Independence Day (1 October 1960) is an official national holiday in Nigeria, celebrated on the first of October. It marks the country’s proclamation of independence from British rule on 1 October 1960. So for this reason, Nigeria celebrates its independence on 1 October every year.
In 1914, the Southern Protectorate was combined with the Northern Protectorate to create the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, which has the borders of modern-day Nigeria. By the late 1950s, the call for independence of territories in Africa and the decline of the British Empire led to the country being granted independence on 1 October 1960 as the Federation of Nigeria. Three years later, the constitution was amended and the country was declared the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Independence Day is an official national holiday in Nigeria, celebrated on the first of October. It marks Nigeria’s proclamation of independence from British rule on 1 October 1960. The holiday is celebrated annually by the government of Nigeria. The festivities begin with the President’s address to the people, which is broadcast on radio and television. Another integral part of the festivities is the military parade in Abuja, the parade of students and unions to the folk music and concerts of famous artists