This just in, its time to celebrate! Nigeria turns 55 this year, but lets just say it is going to be low key
Well according to news reports
On October 1, Nigeria will mark her 55th independent anniversary.N70 million is nothing compared to previous years amount of...... well you get the message. Congratulations in advance NIgeria!
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, briefed journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.
He was represented by the Permanent Secretary (Political) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (OSGF), Ibukun Odusote.
He said President Buhari approved the N70 million although he would have preferred the money to go into the payment of workers’ salaries.
President Buhari, he said, had maintained that the money was too much to be spent on frivolities such as celebrations when Nigerians are grappling to survive the present day economic stress.
He said: “Let me emphasize that this year’s celebration is indeed low-key. This is because the present administration appreciates the economic hardship that Nigerians and indeed the nation is confronted with today.