Federal Govt. Declares October 3rd As Public Holiday to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 has been declared a public Holiday to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary.

This was contained in a statement released by the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau and signed by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido.


The Minister congratulates Nigerians at home and abroad on the commemoration of this year’s independence anniversary and assures that the government is putting measures in place to ameliorate the current economic challenges.

He finally called on all Nigerians to keep supporting President Muhammadu Buhari in his avowed determination to build a strong, virile and united country in line with the dream of the country’s founding fathers.

See: List of National Public Holidays in Nigeria 2017

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