Ogun state government has announced decision to celebrate this year’s Independence Day celebration in low key, announcing cancellation to earlier planned activities.
This was made known by the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi in a statement on Tuesday.
According to Talabi, the governor Dapo Abiodun opted for the low key celebration in the state following the federal government decision to reflect the mood of the nation.
The statement reads: “Following the directive of the Federal Government that this year’s Independence Day Celebration should be low-key, the Ogun State Government has cancelled 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.”