President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday at a virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting unveiled the Nigeria at 60 Logo for the independence day celebration on October 1.
The council which had 45 members was chaired by the President.
This was made available via the verified handle of the Nigerian government @NigeriaGov.
Speaking at the ceremony, the President 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 will keep us united, help us forge ahead and unveil a logo that will form the critical pillars, which eleven months modest commemoration activities will rest on.
“Celebrating 60 years of independence really calls for pomp and pageantry, but the global COVID-19 Pandemic, which has forced all nations in the world 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 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.
The Federal Government had earlier in September called on Nigerians to submit creative ideas that can brand the anniversary which is themed “Together at 60”.
Nigeria’s Independence is usually celebrated annually on October 1.
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