The Ogun State government has canceled the scheduled celebration of the 63rd Independence Day, which was set for Sunday, October 1st.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi on Tuesday.
According to the statement, this was in tune to the directive of the federal government to have a low-key celebration this year.
The statement partly reads, “Following the directive of the Federal Government that this year’s Independence Day Celebration should be low-key, the Ogun State Government has canceled 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.
“It is the strong belief of the government under the leadership of Governor 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, believing that better times lie ahead of us as a people”.