Anambra state government declares public holiday to honour Azikiwe

Written by on November 16, 2019

Public offices, Schools, banks, and other commercial areas in Anambra will remain shut on Monday, November 18, 2019, as the state government has declared it a Public Holiday in honour of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.

The Public Holiday which was declared to mark the birthday of Nigeria’s only indigenous Governor General and pioneer President was initially meant to coincide with his birthday today.

Anambra State Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, James Eze, in a statement, announced that henceforth, November 16, has been set aside to commemorate Dr. Azikiwe; to celebrate his legacies and reflect on the ideals and values that the great statesman lived and died for.

Eze explained that the declaration came on the heels of repeated appeals to the Federal Government to declare a national public holiday in honour of Dr. Azikiwe, popularly referred to as the Great Zik, as has been done for other leaders across the continent who led the independence struggle.

The Great Zik of Africa was one of the greatest Pan-Africanists who devoted his life and times to the struggle for the emancipation of Africa and people of African descent.


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