Ogun to observe low-key independence anniversary
The Ogun government has cancelled all arrangements for an elaborate national independence anniversary on Oct. 1, following a directive from the Federal Government that the celebration should be low-key
Mr Tokunbo Talabi, the Secretary to the State Government, said this in a statement in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Talabi said that the decision by the federal government was to reflect on the mood of the nation, saying that the state government enjoined residents of the state to spend the time solemnly praying for the country.
“It is the strong belief of the government under the leadership of Gov. Dapo Abiodun that the supplications of the people at this crucial time will be answered by God.
“We seek the understanding and cooperation of all and sundry as we observe a low-key independence anniversary this year.
“We believe that better times lie ahead of us as a people,” he said.
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