Independence Day Will Be Celebrated On A Low Key – FG

As Nigeria approaches its upcoming Independence Day anniversary, George Akume, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has unveiled plans for this year’s festivities, which are expected to be noticeably more subdued compared to previous years.

Following a meeting with Vice President Kashim Shettima, SGF George Akume shared the government’s preparedness for the occasion during discussions with State House correspondents. He expressed, “Independence is a profoundly historic event for any nation, and we Nigerians are no exception; we are fully geared up for the celebrations.”

However, he emphasized that this year’s celebrations would take on a more modest and understated character, departing from the grandeur and extravagance of past years. This shift in tone is aligned with the ongoing challenges and realities confronting the nation.

In his message to his fellow Nigerians, Akume extended warm wishes and provided reassurance, stating, “Better days are on the horizon, and they are not too far away.”

When questioned about the distinctions in this year’s celebration compared to previous years, Akume underscored the subdued nature of the event. He clarified, “This year’s celebration will be low-key; we will not be organizing a lavish extravaganza at the Eagle Square or other venues,” adding that, “It’s a moment for reflection; it’s a time for all of us, as a nation, to engage in deep contemplation about the path forward, and this path is being guided by the captain of the ship.”

Akume also make clarifications on his visit to the Vice President, he said, “He is, indeed, the Vice President of Nigeria, and the President is currently on official duty abroad.”

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