The Federal Government has inaugurated a 12-member Inter-Ministerial Committee for the 2021 Independence Day Celebration.
The committee will organize and execute all approved activities befitting the 61st Anniversary on October 1st, 2021.
Chairman of the Committee and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha expressed confidence that members of the Committee would come up with innovative means of celebrating Nigeria’s 61st anniversary.
SGF urged the Committee to articulate specific details of the 61st Anniversary celebration and to come up with an appropriate theme for it.
“As we prepare to articulate specific details of the 61st Anniversary celebration, it is also important that we come up with an appropriate theme that would speak not only to the present situation in the country but most importantly, the positive trajectory that we are all working towards for the greater benefit of all Nigerians,” said Mustapha.
He disclosed that the committee would be implementing some of activities designed by the sub-committee which include an award night, church service, Jumma’at prayers and National Broadcast and Independence Day Parade.
The Chairman of the Ownership Sub- Committee of the Nigeria @61 and the Honourable Minister of Industries, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo gave the breakdown of the stewardship of the committee during the 60th Independence Anniversary which included the exhibition of made in Nigeria products, photo exhibitions that would showcase Nigeria’s political history, among others.
He said as part of the event marking the 61st Independence Anniversary, there would be Nigeria @60 Special Awards ceremony to recognized and honour 60 exceptional Nigerians who have contributed immensely to the development of the economy in September 3rd, 2021 at Congress Hall at Transcorp Hotel.
The 12-member Inter-Ministerial Committee for the year 2021 Independence Day celebration are:
(i) Secretary to the Government of the Federation- Chairman
(ii) Minister of Information and Culture- Member
(iii) Minister of Interior- Member
(iv) Minister of FCT- Member
(v) Minister of Investments, Trade and Industry- Member
(vi) Minister of Health- Member
(vii) Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs Office, secretary
(viii) Permanent Secretary, General Services Office
(ix) Permanent Secretary, State House
(x) Inspector General of Police
(xi) Director General, Department of State Service
(xii) Commander, Guards Brigade