Official activities marking #Nigeria’s 54th Independence anniversary celebrations, beginning on Friday with special prayers at the National Mosque, Abuja, have been approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
This was disclosed to State House Correspondents by the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, at the end of the FEC meeting presided over by Vice-President Namadi Sambo.
Maku said the celebrations would be coordinated by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim.
He added that the #Muslim prayers at the National Mosque would be followed by an inter-denomination #Christian prayer session at the National Christian Centre on Sunday.
Maku said President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday would formally confer national honours at the International Conference Centre as part of the programme marking the anniversary.
“There would be national broadcast by the President on Wednesday, October 1 at 7 a.m., while the ceremonial military Change of Guards would take place at the Presidential Villa by 9.00 a.m.
“Later in the evening of same day, Jonathan would host an Independence Anniversary Dinner at the State House Banquet Hall by 7 p.m.,”, the minister stated.
Justifying the celebrations, Maku said Jonathan’s administration had carried out landmark reforms in various sectors of the economy in the past four years.