The Federal Government has announced the inauguration of a 12-member Interdepartmental Committee for the Celebration of Independence Day 2021, to plan, organize and execute all activities approved for Nigeria’s 61st birthday on October 1, 2021.
This was revealed by the chairman of the committee and the secretary of the government of the Federation, Patron Mustapha, after inaugurating the inter-ministerial committee in his office on Wednesday and urging the committee to articulate the specific details of the 61st anniversary celebration and to come up with a suitable theme for it.
What SGF said
Mustapha said, “As we prepare to articulate the specific details of the 61st anniversary celebration, it is also important that we come up with an appropriate theme that would speak not only of the current situation in the country, but most importantly, the positive trajectory on which we all work. verse for the benefit of all Nigerians.
He added that the 60th anniversary of independence was based on a year-long celebration that spanned the period ending September 30, 2021, and revealed that the committee would implement some of the activities devised by the sub- committee, which included a price. at night, church service, Jumma’at prayers and national broadcast and independence day parade.
The 12-member inter-ministerial committee for the celebration of Independence Day in the year 2021 includes:
- Secretary of the Government of the Federation- President
- Minister of Information and Culture – Member
- Minister of the Interior – Member
- Minister of the FCT- Member
- Minister of Investments, Trade and Industry – Member
- Minister of Health – Member
- Permanent Secretary, Office of Political and Economic Affairs Member / Secretary
- Permanent Secretary, General Service Office – Member (Liaison with Ecumenical Center)
- Permanent Secretary, State House – Member (Liaison with Abuja National Mosque and Home Security) – Member
- Inspector General of Police (IGP) – Member
- Director General, Civil Service Department – Member
- Commander, Guards Brigade – Member
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Nairametrics reported earlier that the federal government had announced the postponement of the ‘Nigeria at 60’ award ceremony, which was previously scheduled to be held on September 3, 2021. The FG added that a new date would be announced and regretted any inconvenience the postponement may have had. caused to stakeholders and the general public.