Wednesday, September 5, 2012

FG Plans Low-Key Independence Day Celebration

The Federal Government has announced its plans to make this year’s Independence Day celebration a low-key event following security challenges facing the country.

Addressing a news conference in Abuja, Minister of Interior Comrade Abba Morro said that the administration believes that proper foundation should be laid before any celebration.

He said President Goodluck Jonathan’s agenda has taken off, describing it as an athletic race which should not be celebrated until he wins.

“The world today is troubled; there are cries of infrastructure decay in Nigeria and insecurity. Rather than commit money into celebration, we will rather use it for the development of the country, it will be too immature to embark on flamboyant activities while there are large number of unemployed youths in the country,” he said.

Morro also used the medium to unveil programs lined up for the event. Insisting that the low key celebration will begin with a presidential retreat for civil society organizations on September 6 and National Award on September 17.-channels tv


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