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Buhari unveils Nigeria at 60 logo

NEWSMAN, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday unveiled the 60th Independence Anniversary celebration logo at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari who presided over Federal Executive Council Meeting said the global COVID-19 Pandemic which was forced on all nations in the world has made that the country’s Diamond Anniversary is celebrated low-keyed.

“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 are eleven months modest commemoration activities will rest on,” he said.

Nigeria’s Diamond Anniversary logo./Bayo Omoboriowo

“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.”

“I’m informed that the selected option depicts our togetherness; a country of over 200 million people, whose natural talents, grits and passion glitter like the precious diamond we are,” he added.

President Buhari went on to describe the details on the logo; the neatly encrusted diamond on the Nigerian map symbolizing Nigeria’s age of treasure, the worth of the Nigerian people, who are sparkle to the admiration of the world; the fair green and the dark green colours respectively symbolizing warmth, welcoming spirit and love, as well as abundant wealth inherent in our human capital and the richness of our land, Vanguard reported.

Buhari announced that “Together shall we be” will be the theme of our nation’s 60th-anniversary celebration, adding that “all these properties made us, unarguably, the most prosperous black nation in the world and Africa’s largest economy.”

The president further assured that his government will work towards greater inclusiveness and look forward to the participation of all Nigerians.

He also went on to thank members of the inter-ministerial committee on Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration “for the work they have done so far and remind them that this is just the beginning”

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