Buhari approves low-key celebration of 59th independence anniversary

•As FG releases programme of activities

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the programme of activities marking Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary to be observed with low-key on October 1, 2019.

Director, Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Willie Bassey, said President Buhari gave approval to the programme of activities on Wednesday.

According to the activities lined up for the occasion to be kicked up from 23rd September, there would be  Juma’at prayer at the national mosque and interdenominational Christian service at National Christian Centre.

There would also be a National Youth Entrepreneurship Empowerment Summit and Youth Concert at International Conference Centre and National Park respectively.

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AccorRegister to the programme released by Bassey, Independence media broadcast and Presidential Change of Guards would be held at State House by President Buhari on the Anniversary Day.

From the programme of activities, there was a clear indication that the usual fanfare and Independence parade held in the past at the Eagle Square, Federal Secretariat, Abuja would not hold on October

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