The Public Lecture and Symposium to mark the 63rd Independence Anniversary of the country has begun at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Naija News reports that the theme of the Public Lecture is “Actualizing the Vision of Renewed Hope for Socio-Economic Development Through Effective Leadership”.
Present at the event are Vice President Kashim Shettima, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume, and the Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Others are the event include the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan.; the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, and some members of the National Assembly, among others.
See the video of the event below.
Recall that the federal government, on Monday, unveiled the programme of events for the country’s 63rd Independence Day Anniversary celebration scheduled for October 1st.
Unveiling the programme of events at a press conference in Abuja, Akume said the theme of this year’s celebration is “Nigeria @ 63, Renewed Hope for Unity and Prosperity.”
He said President Bola Tinubu has sanctioned a modest celebration this year due to the current economic realities in the country, saying that the government is working with organised Labour and other stakeholders to bring succour to all citizens.
Speaking on the programme lined out for the Anniversary, Akume said the events started with the World Press Conference on Monday, September 26, at the National Press Center, Radio House in Abuja.
He said an anniversary lecture will be held on Friday, 29th September 2023, at the National Mosque Conference Center in Abuja, and Juma’at Prayer to be held at the National Mosque.
The SGF stated that a national broadcast by President Tinubu on Sunday, October 1, will be held, and an Inter-Denominational Church Service will also held at the National Christian Centre in Abuja.