Nigerian Holidays

Nigeria Declares Public Holiday For Independence Day


The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday, October 1st 2021, as a public holiday to mark the Nation’s 61st Independence Anniversary.

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Nigerians on this year’s Celebration of the Country’s 61st anniversary and assured of the Government’s commitment to tackling and eradicating all forms of challenges -be they political, socio-economic or otherwise.

Shuaib Belgore, Permanent Secretary in the ministry quoted the minister as saying that “our warmth, welcoming spirit and love as well as the abundant wealth inherent in our human capital and the richness of our land, makes Nigeria unarguably the leading black nation in the world and Africa’s pride and beacon of hope if we can rally ourselves together to harness our potentials”.

This is the National Day of Nigeria and is always celebrated on October 1st. It marks independence from British rule on this day in 1960.