Nigerian govt announces how 58th Independence Anniversary will be marked


The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, OSGF, has explained that part of activities for Nigeria’s 58th Independence  Anniversary will include displays by the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, jets and helicopters.

This was announced in a statement by Mr Gabriel Aduda, Chairman, 2018 Independence Day Organising Committee, on Monday in Abuja.

Aduda said that movement of military hardware would also be part of the activities.

He said the flight displays by fast Air-Force jets and helicopters would be within the airspace of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

Aduda added that the major airspace to be affected would include those of Eagle Square, the three arms zones, Keffi, Ado, Orozo, Karu, Nyanya, Guzape and Asokoro areas of the FCT.

He said that the Air Force jet simulations involving a total of 27 air-craft assembled from various NAF units, were planned for between September 14 to 30 and between 10am to 4pm daily.

He, therefore, advised members of the public not to panic at the sight and sounds of the personnel and equipment manovers by the military and other paramilitary agencies.

“Citizens are therefore advised to go about their normal activities,“ he said.

He added that full details of the activities to mark the 2018 Independence Day would be released at a world press conference on September 18 at the National Press Centre in Abuja.

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