We Are 59 – Nigeria Independence Day | Eventriga
Nigeria celebrates her independence day every october1st. It is a day set aside to remember the freedom from colonial rule.
Here are 6 facts every Nigerian should know about the Independence day.
- After Nigeria gain independence, Tafawa Balewa from the Northern People Congress (NPC) became the Prime Minister.
- While Nnamdi Azikwe was tagged the ceremonial Governor-General and he was from the party known as N.C.N.C. – National Council of Nigeria Citizens.
- In 1963, the title “Governor-General” was dumped and replaced with “The President.”
- October 1st is the day Nigeria officially announced the independence from British rule.
- According to history, the name”Nigeria” originated from Flora Shaw, the wife of Lord Lugard.
- Every October 1st, the President of Nigeria gives a speech via radio and television. See President’s speech
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