By Mashe Umaru Gwamna 

The federal government has unveiled lineup programmes to mark Nigeria’s  63rd anniversary, 1st October 2023. 
Speaking at a World Press Conference yesterday in Abuja, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume,  disclosed that the theme for the 2023 Independence celebration is; “Nigeria @63, Renewed Hope for Unity & Prosperity.”

While outlining programmes for the anniversary, Akims said it will begin with a World Press Conference on Monday, 26th September at the National Press Center, Radio House Abuja at 11.00am.

“Also, Anniversary Symposium/Public Lecture, Thursday, 28th September, 2023 at State house Conference Center @ 10 am. 
There will be Lecture  on Friday, 29th September 2023 National Mosque Conference Center at 10:00 am and Juma’at Prayer at the National Mosque at 1:00 pm. 
 “Others activities  are Presidential Broadcast, Sunday, 1st October, 2023 at 7:00 am, Inter-Denominational Church Service  on Sunday, 1st October, 2023 at the National Christian Center  at 10:00 am and Military Parade on Monday, 2nd October, 2023 at the Presidential Villa, at 9:00am.”

He further explained that,the President has given his approval for this 63rd anniversary to be low-key in line with the present economic realities. 

“ The government is fully aware of the economic challenges that Nigerians are confronted with since the removal of the fuel subsidy as well as the impact of the global economic downturn. 
“The government is working assiduously to provide the necessary palliatives so as to mitigate such challenges and also the provision of buses to ease hardship on transportation among others. “
According to him government is engaging with Labour in order to address areas of concern for the well-being of all Nigerian workers and Nigerians generally.
“It is for this reason that this government led by His Excellency, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCR is anchoring on the Renewed Hope Agenda which will improve food security; guarantee end to poverty; improve security; economic growth and job creation; access to capital; improve the playing field on which people and particularly companies operate; respect for the rule of law; and fight against corruption”, he stated . 
The SGF called on media professionals and patriots to support this administration to build workable partnership in order to transform our country into the land of our dream”.

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