The Nigerian government has announced Monday, October 3rd as a public holiday to commemorate the country’s 63rd Independence Day anniversary.

Interior Minister Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo declared the holiday on behalf of the federal government on Thursday. He reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to tackling Nigeria’s challenges while urging national unity.

In a statement, the minister acknowledged the difficult economic and security issues facing Nigeria and globally. He stated the government continues expending maximum effort to address these problems.

Tunji-Ojo added that Nigeria’s greatness lies in its people working together, highlighting the nation’s welcoming spirit, human capital and abundant resources.

As citizens prepare to celebrate independence, the minister recalled Nigeria’s founding fathers united despite differences to win freedom from colonial rule.

While wishing Nigerians a memorable occasion, Tunji-Ojo expressed confidence that the Renewed Hope Agenda will ensure a better future for all, building on the labors of the country’s heroes.

The holiday announcement invites Nigerians to reflect on the milestones and unfinished aspirations of Africa’s most populous democracy as it marks 63 years of self-rule.