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Ogun Cancels Independence Day Festivities

The government of Ogun State has announced the cancellation of the 63rd Independence Day celebration scheduled for Sunday, October 1st. This decision aligns with the directive of the Federal Government, which has recommended a low-key celebration for this year’s Independence Day.

In a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, the Ogun State Government acknowledged the federal government’s directive and emphasized the need for a subdued celebration to reflect the nation’s current mood. The government urged the citizens of the state to utilize the occasion for solemn prayer for the country.

The statement read, “Following the directive of the Federal Government that this year’s Independence Day Celebration should be low-key, the Ogun State Government has cancelled all arrangements in respect of the anniversary on October 1st, 2023. The decision by the federal government is to reflect the mood of the nation. The state government enjoins citizens of the state to spend the time solemnly praying for the country.”

The government of Ogun State, under the leadership of Governor Dapo Abiodun, expressed confidence that the prayers of the people during this crucial time would be answered by God. The government called for understanding and cooperation from all residents as they observe a low-key Independence Day anniversary this year, with the belief that better times are ahead for the nation.

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