Nigerian Government Orders Closure Of Federal Secretariat Abuja For Armed Forces Day Celebration

By The Nigeria Voice

The Nigerian Government has ordered the closure of roads accessing Arcade, the phase I, II and III of the Federal Secretariat complexes and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja.

Permanent Secretary, Office of the Head of the Service of the Federation, Dr Evelyn Ngige in a statement on Thursday, said the closure was to mark the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

The perm sec said the closure would be between 12:00 noon Jan. 14 and 1: 00 p. m. Jan. 15.

The Armed Forces Remembrance Day is celebrated in honour of those who laid down their lives in service to humanity during the first and the second world wars.

Ngige said, “The 2021 Armed Forces remembrance day celebration will climax with the wreath laying ceremony by President Muhammadu Buhari, in the company of senior government officials and members of the Diplomatic Corps at the National Arcade, Abuja on Friday Jan. 15

“Accordingly, all officers whose Ministries, Department and Agencies located within these office complexes are expected to close early on Thursday, and resume late on Friday as specified.”