President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday unveiled the logo which will be used in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s political independence.

The unveiling took place during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo also in attendance.

Ministers at the meeting included the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.

Nigeria’s Independence is  celebrated annually on October 1 every year. However, President Buhari said the Diamond Anniversary would be low-keyed in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Celebrating 60 years of independence really calls for pomp and pageantry, but the global COVID-19 pandemic which has forced all nations to think and act differently, has also forced on us the imperative of a low-keyed celebration.

“Operating within the limitations placed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we created an internet challenge for Nigerians to make a choice from a set of four pre-selected logos that will appropriately define theme.

“Of these four options, Nigerians from all walks of life participated in making a choice and I’m happy to let you know that the logo I will be unveiling is a product of choice from the Nigerian people.

“I’m informed that the selected option depicts our togetherness; a country of over 200 million people, whose natural talents, grits and passion glitter like the precious diamond we are.

“As we celebrate this anniversary, this government will work towards greater inclusiveness and look forward to the participation of all Nigerians,’’ he said.