The Federal Government has alerted the general public to heightened security activities preparatory to the events marking the country’s 61st independence anniversary.
The alert was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Friday, September 24, 2021.
Mohammed, however, urged residents of the Federal Capital Territory and its environs not to panic, but to go about their businesses.
Meanwhile, activities marking the nation’s 61st independence will start on Sunday, September 26, with a special interdenominational service to be held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Culture, Dr. Ifeoma Anyanwutaku, who represented the Minister at a press conference on Friday, said a special award ceremony would be held on Thursday, September 30, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, while the anniversary parade would hold on October 1 at the Eagles Square.