The Federal Government has officially inaugurated a 15-member Inter-Ministerial Committee to oversee the preparations for Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day celebration.
Heading this committee is Senator George Akume, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The committee comprises key figures from various government ministries and agencies, including the Minister of Information and Culture, Minister of Interior, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), National Security Adviser, Inspector-General of Police, Director-General of the Department of State Services, and the Commander of the Guards Brigade.
Other members include Permanent Secretaries from the General Services Office, Special Services Office, Ecological Project Office, Ministry of Health, and Political and Economic Affairs Office.
During the inauguration event, Senator Akume emphasized that the committee’s primary role is to plan, organize, and execute all approved activities in honor of Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day anniversary, which falls on October 1, 2023.
He also highlighted the significance of this occasion as an opportunity to reflect on the contributions and sacrifices made by Nigeria’s national heroes and heroines during the struggle for independence from colonial rule. Furthermore, the celebration provides a platform for the government to showcase its accomplishments in addressing various social and economic challenges facing the nation.
Senator Akume disclosed that the proposed activities for the celebration will be finalized by the Inter-Ministerial Committee. Among these activities, there will be a presidential broadcast by President Bola Tinubu on October 1, 2023. The comprehensive program includes a World Press Briefing on September 25, a symposium/public lecture on September 28, a public lecture/Juma’at Service on September 29, a Church Service on October 1, and a Parade on October 2, 2023.
This celebration serves as an important opportunity for the government to showcase its achievements in addressing the nation’s numerous social and economic challenges.
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