By Egena Sunday Ode
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday unveiled the nation’s 60th Anniversary Logo at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, pledging that his administration would continue to work towards greater inclusiveness of all Nigerians.
The unveiling of the logo took place inside the Aso Chamber shortly before the commencement of the 15th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
President Buhari described the logo as a product of choice from Nigerians who participated in the selection process.
According to him, the Diamond Anniversary would be low-eyed in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
He said: “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 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.
Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha who is also the chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Nigeria’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, in his remarks, said the unveiling of the logo market the official take-off of Nigeria’s 60th anniversary.