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.
“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 the civil
society of organizations on September 6 and national award on September