The Federal Government has announced that Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary celebration will be low-key due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in a press conference on Thursday, September 24, in Abuja.

He added that the Federal Government has for long approved a list of activities scheduled to hold till the end of September 2021 to commemorate Nigeria’s diamond jubilee anniversary.

He however faulted the argument by some schools of thought who believe that there is no reason to celebrate Nigeria at sixty, considering the myriads of challenges facing the country.

He opposed the argument that Nigeria should not celebrate its sixtieth anniversary because of the challenges facing the country because the theme for the celebration emphasizes togetherness.

 The logo and theme which will be used in the celebration the Diamond Jubilee was unveiled last week by President Muhammadu Buhari during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The theme of this year’s celebration is Togetherness.