The Federal Government has announced a schedule of events for the country’s 62nd Independence Day, which falls on October 1st.
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that activities to commemorate the 2022 Independence Day would begin on September 25.
He stated that a church service will be held on Sunday, September 25 at 3:00pm at the National Christian Centre, Central Business District, Abuja.
“This will be followed by a Public Lecture on National Unity on Thursday, September 29th, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the State House Conference Hall.”
“On Friday, September 30th, 2022, there will be Special Juma’at Prayers at the National Mosque in Abuja’s Central Business District.”
“A Presidential Broadcast will take place at 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 1st, 2022.” Later that day, at 10 a.m., there will be a Military Parade at Eagle Square in Abuja’s Central Business District,” he added.
The Minister also announced that the awarding of National Honours would take place on October 11 as part of the nation’s capital’s 62nd Independence Anniversary.
Mr Mohammed stated that commemorating Nigeria’s independence anniversary in 2022 serves as a reminder that despite the country’s challenges, Nigerians remain united.
He reaffirmed the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to “promote national unity, security, and stability.”