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Presidency unveils activities for 63rd independence celebration

Presidency unveils activities for 63rd independence celebration
Presidency unveils activities for 63rd independence celebration (Photo: Arise News)

Activities planned for the 63rd anniversary of the nation’s independence have been announced by the federal government.

The celebration will be low key due to the nation’s economic predicament, according to Senator George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, who was speaking to a global press conference on Monday in Abuja.

He said the theme of the anniversary is “Nigeria @ 63, Renewed Hope for Unity & Prosperity.”

He said the government is working assiduously to ameliorate the suffering occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy.

“The government is fully aware of the economic challenges that Nigerians are confronted with since the removal of the fuel subsidy as well as the impact of the global economic downturn.

“The government is working assiduously to provide the necessary palliatives so as to mitigate such challenges and also the provision of buses to ease hardship on transportation among others. At the same time, the government is engaging with Labour in order to address areas of concern for the well-being of all Nigerian workers and Nigerians generally.

“It is for this reason that this government led by His Excellency, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, is anchoring on the Renewed Hope Agenda which will improve food security; guarantee end to poverty; improve security; economic growth and job creation; access to capital; improve the playing field on which people and particularly companies operate; respect for the rule of law; and fight against corruption.

“As you are aware, the President has given his approval for this 63rd anniversary to be low-key in line with the present economic realities,” he said.

Techrectory with Agency Report.

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