- Nigeria's 60th Independence Day will be celebrated in line with Covid-19 protocols and guidelines
- Nigerians who have great ideas for slogan, poems about Nigeria, photography have been called to submit entries
- Those who emerge winners will receive prizes, as well as be part of this great event
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Nigeria will be celebrating its Diamond Jubilee as it turns 60 years on October 1, 2020, and the federal government has something planned that will benefit creatives.
The federal government has called on Nigerians to submit creative ideas in poetry, photography, logo design that can form the brand of the 60th Independence anniversary.
The thematic and creative aspects of the event would be designed by Nigerians for Nigeria. The aim is to ensure inclusiveness.
This was disclosed by Dr Isa Pantami, the minister of communications and digital economy in a statement released on Friday, September 4.
The challenge is looking for talented, critical thinking and creative individuals or teams to produce the slogan, photograph, and a poem for Nigerians to mark this year's Independence Day celebration.
The theme of this year's celebration is “Together at 60.”
Those who want to partake in the challenge have been asked to submit their entries. To do so, you have to visit the challenge portal: https://nigeriaAt60.gov.ng. People can also vote for the best brand on the portal.
The best brand and concept will be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari and also used in the celebration of Nigeria’s 60th Anniversary.
"The winners will also receive prizes, in addition to being part of this epoch-making event," Pantami added.
The communications minister said they are looking forward to the active participation of all as the country eagerly awaits the unveiling of the winning brand and other elements of the celebration.
Read the full statement below:
President Buhari is a great supporter of local production of goods and services and he made it known recently.
Buhari, on Thursday, August 13, during the virtual commissioning of the Nigerian Content Tower, said he strongly believes that local production and patronage of Nigerian made goods and services will empower citizens and give them viable opportunities to excel.
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