Buhari unveils 60th anniversary logo
On Wednesday, the President of Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), unveiled the theme and logo for the celebration of Nigeria's 60 years of independence.
The theme of this year's event is tagged, "Nigeria at 60 is TOGETHER".
Buhari unveiled the logo and the theme at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja before the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council commenced.
The President carried out the exercise in the presence of some cabinet ministers and members of the council who joined the meeting virtually.
He described Nigeria as the most populous black nation in the world, adding that he is proclaiming that the theme would keep us united.
Buhari said, "Today, we stand on the threshold of history as we formally begin a series of activities commemorating Nigeria's diamond anniversary.
"The task history has saddled me with today is to proclaim a theme that would keep us united, help us forge ahead and unveil a logo that will form the critical pillars which our 11-month modest commemorative activities would rest on.
"Celebrating 60 years of independence really calls for pomp, but the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced all nations in the world to think and act differently, has also foisted 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 would appropriately define the theme.
"Of these four options, Nigerians from all walks of life participated in making a choice, and I am happy to let you know that the logo I will be unveiling is a product of choice from the Nigerian people".
The President further expressed his delight that Nigerians are excelling in every part of the world.
He also spoke regarding the theme "TOGETHER", saying that the nation's founding fathers came together to fight for independence irrespective of the differences in tribe, tongue and religion.
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