As preparations for the celebration of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary continue, President Buhari has described Nigeria as the most prosperous black nation in the world and the largest economy in Africa.
The President said this when he spoke at the unveiling ceremony of the theme and logo for the nation’s 60th independence anniversary in Abuja, today September 16,2020.
According to a statement released by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, the President disclosed that this year’s independence anniversary celebration will be moderate due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that the theme for this year’s Diamond Anniversary, is 60 TOGETHER. He said this was as a result an internet challenge in which Nigerians made a choice from a set of four pre-selected logos.
“The selected option depicts our togetherness, a country of over 200 million people whose natural talent, grit and passion glitter like the precious DIAMOND we are. This, to me, is a special appreciation to our most precious asset – our people.
Everywhere you go, Nigerians are sparkling like diamonds in the pack, whether in academia, business, innovation, music, movie, entertainment, fashion and culture.
Furthermore, the neatly encrusted Diamond on the Nigerian Map symbolizes our age of treasure, the worth of the Nigerian people with our sparkle to the admiration of the world. All these properties make us unarguably the most prosperous black nation in the world and Africa’s largest economy. This shall be a befitting tribute to the struggles of our heroes past,” he said.