Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) George Akume says despite political tremors and a wave of coups in some parts of the ECOWAS sub-region, Nigerians have fully embraced democracy with its core values and practices as the best form of governance.
The SGF who said this during the unveiling of the programme of events for Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary, noted that the celebration is particularly important having witnessed an unbroken democratic record since 1999.
On September 14, 2023, the secretary to the government of the Federation, George Akume, inaugurated a 15-member committee for Nigeria’s independence anniversary.
At a world press conference on Monday to give an update on the work of the committee, the SGF who is also the chairman of the planning committee unveiled a week-long programme of events for the anniversary.
While noting that the former fuel subsidy regime was a scam, the SGF said the Tinubu administration has taken the bull by the horns with the removal of fuel subsidy as previous governments lacked the courage to do so.
He said the 63rd independence anniversary celebration provides an opportunity to reflect on the contribution and sacrifices of Nigeria’s heroes and heroin. The theme of the anniversary is “Nigeria @ 63, Renewed Hope for unity and prosperity”.