BREAKING NEWS: The Government Has Declared Tuesday A Public Holiday

Tuesday has been designated as a public holiday by the government.

Touchaheart Nigeria reports that the Anambra State Government has announced November 16 as a public holiday in honor of Nigeria’s first President, late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.

 

C Don Adinuba, the State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, said as much in a statement on Monday.

“Tuesday, November 16, 2021, has been proclaimed a work-free day in Anambra in honor of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nigeria’s first president, who was born on November 16, 1904,” according to the announcement.

 

This is the third year in a row that Anambra State has commemorated the birthday of the man who led Nigeria to independence on October 1, 1960, and is regarded as “The Great Zik of Africa” for his exceptional Pan-African vision and devotion.

“It was the Great Zik of Africa who inspired such outstanding Pan-African leaders as Dr Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana who led his country to freedom from colonial rule on March 6, 1957

Zik, who was born in Zungeru in Niger State and grew up in Calabar and Lagos, studied various disciplines in the United States and remains the most urbane, cosmopolitan and intellectually engaging of all Nigerian leaders.

“He remains an unrivalled trailblazer, having established Nigeria’s first indigenous bank, African Continental Bank and Nigeria’s first indigenous university, University of Nigeria at Nsukka, among other monumental and far-sighted achievements.”

“It is a huge national embarrassment that Nigeria has yet to declare November 16 a national holiday.”

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