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FG unveils Independence Day celebration committee

The Nigerian Government has inaugurated a 15-Man planning Committee ahead of the nation’s 63rd independence anniversary.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume shortly before inaugurating the Committee said in Abuja, that the celebration will afford the government the opportunity to showcase its achievements in dealing with myriads of challenges in the social and economic sectors confronting the nation.

The SGF further informed the Committee members that time is of essence regarding the preparations.

“The proposed activities for the celebration would be subject to the finalisation by the inter-Ministerial committee,” he said.

Members of the committee include: Minister of Information and Culture; Minister of Interior, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister Foreign of Affairs, Minister of the FCT, National Security Adviser, Inspector-General of Police, Director-General, Department of State Services and Commander, Guards Brigade.

Others are: Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Permanent Secretary, Special Services Office, Permanent Secretary, Ecological Project Office, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs Office.

The committee will be Chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume.

Lined-up activities for the ceremony includes;

  1. World Press briefing, 25th September
  2. Symposium and public lecture, 28th September
  3. Jumma‘at service, 29th September
  4. Presidential broadcast, 1st October; Church service, 1st October
  5. Parade, 2nd October


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