Nigeria at 62: FG reels out programme for Independence Anniversary celebration


The Federal Government has announced a programme of activities for the 62nd Independence Anniversary of the country, ahead of October 1st.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said activities to commemorate the 2022 Independence Day would commence on September 25.

He said there will be a Church Service on Sunday, September 25, at the National Christian Centre, Central Business District, Abuja at 3:00pm.

“This will be followed by a Public Lecture focused on National Unity on Thursday, September 29th, 2022 at the State House Conference Hall at 10am

“On Friday, September 30th 2022, there will be a Special Juma’at Prayers at the National Mosque, Central Business District, here in Abuja

“On Saturday, Oct. 1st 2022, there will be a Presidential Broadcast at 7 am. Later on the same day, there will be a Military Parade at the Eagle Square, Central Business District, Abuja, starting at 10am”, he added.

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The Minister further announced that the award of National Honours would be held as part of the 62nd Independence Anniversary on October 11 in the nation’s capital.

Mr Mohammed claimed that celebrating Nigeria’s independence anniversary in 2022, serves as a reminder that in spite of the challenges the country has faced, Nigerians remain united.

He reiterated the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to “promote unity, security and stability of the country”.

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