The Federal Government has announced the activities for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence.

During a press conference today, Thursday, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the activities would be celebrated for a whole year, ending September 30, 2021.

He maintained that the celebration would be low-key as announced by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The global coronavirus outbreak is behind the plan to scale down celebrations.

He gave the list of the activities slated to start this week and extend till next week as:

– Public Lecture

Date: Friday September 25th 2020

Venue: National Mosque Conference Hall, Abuja National Mosque

Time: 10.00am

– Special Jumat Prayers

Date: Friday September 25th 2020

Venue: National Mosque, Abuja

Time: 1pm

– Inter-denominational Church Service

Date: Sunday, September 27th 2020

Venue: National Christian Centre, Abuja

Time: 3pm

NOTE: Members of the public can join the church service virtually by logging on to the Youtube Channel of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation at OFFICIALOSGFNG

– Launch of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy as well as Integrity Award by Mr. President to commemorate the 20th anniversary of ICPC

Date: Monday September 28th 2020

Venue: State House, Presidential Villa, Abuja

Time: 10.00am

– Historical Exhibition

Date: Monday, September 28th 2020

Venue: National Press Centre, Radio House, Abuja

Time: 3pm

– Presidential Broadcast

Date: Thursday, October 1st 2020

Venue: From the Eagle Square

– Guard of Honour/Anniversary Parade

Date: Thursday, October 1st 2020

Venue: Eagle Square, Abuja

Time: 10am

The minister says attending all the events is strictly for invited guests.



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