- The Nigeria at 60 logo has been unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari
- Buhari revealed that a lot of Nigerians took part in choosing the logo
- During a FEC meeting in Abuja, the president noted that the logo is a product of choice from the Nigerian people
Ahead of the celebration of Nigeria's independence for the 60th time, President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled the logo for the grand, national event.
The president unveiled the Nigeria at 60 emblem during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held in Abuja on Wednesday, September 16.
The weekly FEC meeting was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some ministers.
Among government officials who in attendance were the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola.
In his speech at the meeting concerning the forthcoming celebration, Buhari said: “Celebrating 60 years of independence really calls for pomp and pageantry, but the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced all nations to think and act differently, has also forced on us the imperative of a low-keyed celebration.
"Operating within the limitations placed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we created an internet challenge for Nigerians to make a choice from a set of four pre-selected logos that will appropriately define the theme.
“Of these four options, Nigerians from all walks of life participated in making a choice and I’m happy to let you know that the logo I will be unveiling is a product of choice from the Nigerian people."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari had finally lifted the lids on his response to Donald Trump after the United States president accused his government of treating the killing Christians in Nigeria with soft gloves.
Speaking on Tuesday, September 8, during the second day of the one year retreat for ministers and top government officials, Buhari said he told Trump that the crisis between the herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria was not religious but cultural.
The president further disclosed that he found himself in a difficult situation while responding to Trump because the killing in Nigeria, especially the one on the cultural radar, had been an age-long problem that even predated his government.
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