President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday unveiled the nation’s 60th Independence Anniversary Logo at the 15th virtual meeting of the federal executive council.
Speaking at the meeting, the president pledged that his administration will continue to work towards greater inclusiveness and called for the participation of all Nigerians.
The unveiling of the logo was held shortly before the commencement of the meeting at the State House, Abuja.
The president described the logo as a product of choice from Nigerians who participated in the selection process.
He said the Diamond Anniversary would be a low key in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Celebrating 60 years of independence really calls for pomp and pageantry, but the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced all nations to think and act differently, has also forced on us the imperative of a low-keyed celebration.
“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 the 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.
“As we celebrate this anniversary, this government will work towards greater inclusiveness and look forward to the participation of all Nigerians,’’ he said.
In his remarks, the secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the inter-ministerial committee on the 60th anniversary celebration, Mr. Boss Mustapha, said the unveiling of the logo marks the official take-off of Nigeria’s 60th anniversary.
He narrated how the committee arrived at the selection of the ‘Diamond Logo’ from 15 Nigerian firms.
He commended Buhari for engaging members of the committee in the national assignment.
With NAN report