Buhari approves 56th independence anniversary programme

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the programme of events for the commemoration of Nigeria’s 56th independence anniversary.

Bolaji Adebiyi, Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Mr. Adebiyi said an interdenominational thanksgiving church service had been scheduled for September 25 at the National Worship Centre, Abuja at 4p.m.

A public lecture and Jumma’at prayers are slated for September 30 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. respectively at the National Mosque, Abuja.

He said the Church service, public lecture and Jumma’at prayers were open to members of public.

Mr. Adebiyi added that attendance to the Presidential Change of Guard scheduled for Oct. 1 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja at 3 p.m. would be strictly by invitation.



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  • PolyGon2013

    Since there are no chairs in Mosques, are the people attending the lectures expected to stand up or there is another hall for sitting.

    • Abdulkadir

      They would sit the way Muslims sit in a mosque. It is expected that Muslims would go the mosqeues while Christians go to the church. So if you are concerned about a furniture to sit on, never mind, the churches have plenty, except of course if you are a Muslim, in which case there won’t be any needfor a seat.

  • Abidilagungun

    When Jonathan did his own celebration at the villa in 2014, they said he was scared of Boko Haram; what are we to say of Buhari’s own decision to mark the day at the Villa? Methinks it should be that he is scared of the anger of the people facing the worst recession in history