The Federal government has said there would be heightened security activities preparatory to the nation’s 61st Independence anniversary.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed made this known on Friday in a statement issued by his personal assistant on media, Segun Adeyemi.
TheFact Nigeria reports that the minister urged residents of the Federal Capital Territory and its environs not to panic and go about their reputable actions.
He charged residents to report any suspicious motion to the related safety businesses.
”Residents are enjoined to report suspicious individuals and actions to the safety businesses by way of the next numbers: 09-6305396, 08031230631, 08032003557 and 122,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved activities for the independence anniversary ceremony.
The minister said the anniversary is for Nigerians to appreciate the sacrifice made by the founding leaders at gaining independence and the efforts of past administrations toward building the country.
He said the Independence Day activities include an interdenominational church service on Sunday at the National Christian Centre and an award ceremony on Thursday at the banquet hall of the presidential villa.
The minister said there would be an anniversary parade on October 1 at the Eagle Square and Juma’at service on the same day at the National Mosque.
“This press conference, therefore, will signpost the commencement of activities for the 2021 celebration,’’ Mohammed said.
“As you are aware, we are just about rounding off activities marking the 60th year-long Diamond Jubilee Independence Anniversary celebration, which will terminate on September 30.
“In other words, the activities of the 60th independence anniversary have been arranged to dovetail into that of the 61st independence anniversary.”