Ogun cancels all activities for 63rd Independence Day celebration

Governor Abiodun of Ogun State

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State

By Adejoke Adeleye/ Ogun

The Ogun state government has announced the cancellation of all activities slated for the celebration of Nigeria’s October 1, 63rd Independence Day celebration.

The cancellation was announced in a statement released on Tuesday by the Secretary to Ogun State Government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi.

He said the cancellation was in tune with the mood of the nation and low key celebration of the independence anniversary as advocated by the Federal Government.

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The statement reads: “Following the directive of the Federal Government that this year’s Independence Day Celebration should be low-key, the Ogun State Government has cancelled all arrangements in respect of the anniversary on October 1st, 2023.

The decision by the federal government is to reflect the mood of the nation. The state government enjoins citizens of the state to spend the time solemnly praying for the country.

“It is the strong belief of the government under the leadership of Governor Dapo Abiodun that the supplications of the people at this crucial time will be answered by God.

“We seek the understanding and cooperation of all and sundry as we observe a low-key independence anniversary this year, believing that better times lie ahead of us as a people.”

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