President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled Nigeria’s 60th anniversary theme and logo, in preparations for the forthcoming Independence Day celebrations on October 1.
The anniversary themed, ‘Nigeria at 60 is TOGETHER’ will commemorate Nigeria’s diamond anniversary as it makes 60 years when Nigeria gained independence from the British colonization.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Buhari said, “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 our 11-month modest commemorative activities would rest on.
“Celebrating 60 years of independence really calls for pomp, but the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced all nations in the world to think and act differently, has also foisted 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 would appropriately define the theme. Of these four options, Nigerians from all walks of life participated in making a choice and I am happy to let you know that the logo I will be unveiling is a product of choice from the Nigerian people.”