The Government of Ogun State has cancelled the celebration of the 63rd Independence Day scheduled for Sunday, October 1, 2023.
In a proclamation by the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, the State Government said the wiping out is in accordance with the mandate of the National Government to have a calm festival this year.
As per the assertion, the FG’s choice to have a serene festival was to mirror the temperament of the country.
“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,” the statement reads in part.