The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume has announced that this year’s independence day celebrations have been cancelled.
He said, according to the Presidency, this is a time for reflections, and for stake holders in the country to think very deeply on the going forward.
This decision was made after a closed-door meeting with the Vice President of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja yesterday.
Nigeria’s economy has nosedived since President Tinubu took over from former President Buhari, on the 29th day of May this year, as the prices of goods in the market have skyrocketed, due to the effect of fuel subsidy removal.
Nigeria’s independence day is October 1st, after the West African nation gained freedom from its colonial masters in 1960, and the celebration is done every year at Eagle Square in Abuja.