Buhari approves activities for Nigeria’s 59th Independence ceremony

Buhari approves activities for Nigeria’s 59th Independence ceremony

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved activities for the anniversary of Nigeria’s 59th Independence.

This was contained in the schedule of activities released by Willie Bassey, spokesperson in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

The activities would on Monday, September 23 kick-off with a media parley at the National Press Center in Abuja.

There would also be a Juma’at Prayer and a lecture on Friday, September 27 at the National Mosque, Abuja and an Interdenominational Christian Service on Sunday, September 29 at the National Christian Center, Abuja.

On Monday, September 30, there would be the Independence edition of the National Youth Enterprise Employment Summit (NYEES2) at the International Conference Center, Abuja and a Youth Concert at the Millennium Park.

President Buhari would on Tuesday, October 1 make an Independence broadcast by 7am and there would be Presidential Change of Guards and Public Lecture/Gala Night at the State House.

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Meanwhile, the federal government has challenged the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to develop DNA replication and encoding laboratories to help in the detection and prosecution of criminals in the country.

The minister of state, science and technology, Mr. Mohammed Abdullahi, said this at the 2019 National Identity Day organised by NIMC on Monday, September 16.

He stressed the need for NIMC to look into the possibility of strategic partnerships with other government agencies to ensure new innovations are introduced to help in combating crime in the country.

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