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Celebrate Nigeria’s 60 years, we’ve faced war, crises – FG to citizens


The federal government says Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary is worth celebrating.

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, stated this in a statement on Thursday.

He noted that some wonder why Nigeria needs to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee, considering the myriad of socio-economic challenges.

Mohammed said the answer to that their doubt is contained in the anniversary theme – ‘Together’.

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“For a country that has gone through a bitter, internecine civil war, years of political crisis, daunting security challenges, including religious and ethnic crisis, etc, our unity and our resilience are worth celebrating.”

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The minister pointed out that in certain cultures, the age of 60 is seen as the beginning of a new cycle of life, and is usually well marked.

He declared that administration of President Muhammadu Buhari offers a new beginning.

Mohammed said the government is laying the blocks for industrial and technological development by building massive infrastructures power, roads, bridges, rail, and by developing human capital.

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The minister added that the Buhari administration is fighting corruption, tackling insecurity, and diversifying the economy by leveraging ICT, the creative industry, agriculture, mining, among others.


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