As part of activities marking the 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration, Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has declared opened the Independence Day Photo Exhibition to mark the event in Abuja.
The Photo Exhibition with the theme: “The Footprints of Nigeria’s Political Leaders”, took place at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. Nigeria’s Independence Celebration takes place on 1st October every year. The date marks the date that Nigeria became independent from Britain in 1960.
Annually, series of activities are usually lined-up to mark the Independence Day. This year is no exception. The Minister of Information and Culture, who was present at the event, said it was a day to reflect on our unity, patriotism and commitment to nation building: “Today’s event commemorates Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary celebration. There is no doubt that this day is special to every Nigerian as it is a day to reflect on our unity, patriotism and commitment to nation building. Therefore, one cannot help but be excited as this day approaches annually.
”Over the years, the country has gone through trials and tribulations, but the 1st of October is always a day for celebration and thanksgiving, because it occupies a very important place of pride in the political history of our country. It also serves as a poignant reminder and appreciation of the ‘Labours of our heroes past’ “, he said.
The Minister said that the Exhibition provided an opportunity to showcase Nigeria’s political heritage till date and thus encouraged participants, especially the youths to get familiar with the historical exhibition: “I wish to therefore use this opportunity to encourage all participants, especially the youth, to spend time to view and savour this significant and historical exhibition,” Lai Mohammed said.