The Federal Government has rolled out programmes for the country’s 62nd Independence anniversary celebration scheduled for October 1.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, released this during a short press conference in Abuja.

He said, “This press conference kickstarts the programmes lined up to commemorate the 62nd Independence Anniversary. Let me now reel out other activities for the anniversary.

“There will be a church service on Sunday, September 25 2022 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 29, 2022, at the State House Conference Hall at 10 am.

“On Friday, September 30 2022, there will be a Special Juma’at prayer at the National Mosque, Central Business District, here in Abuja. On Saturday, October 1 2022, there will be a presidential Broadcast at 7 am. Later on the same day, there will be a Military Parade at Eagle Square, Central Business District, Abuja, starting at 10 am.

“Please permit me to use this opportunity to announce that the award of National Honours will be held as part of the 62nd independence anniversary on October 11 2022 in Abuja. The Honourable Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs will give the full details later.

“Gentlemen, celebrating our independence anniversary is a reminder that in spite of the challenges we have faced as a nation, Nigerians have remained resilient and committed to the unity of our country. Let me also reiterate the commitment of this administration to promoting the unity, security and stability of our country.”


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