The federal government has alerted the general public not to be scared by the noticeable increase in the level of security patrol and activities ahead of the October 1 independence day celebration.
According to a statement in Abuja on Friday issued by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, all is in order and there is no need for residents and citizens to panic.
The statement, in particular, noted that there will be an obvious increase in security presence in the Federal Captial Territory (FCT), Abuja.
It, however, urged them to go about their normal and legitimate activities without any fear or anxiety.
”Residents are enjoined to report suspicious persons and movements to the security agencies through the following numbers: 09-6305396, 08031230631, 08032003557 and 122,” the statement said.
Nigeria will be marking its 61st independence anniversary on Friday, October 1, Naija News reports.
Meanwhile, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for asking the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, to resign.
Naija News earlier reported that the PDP had asked Emefiele to leave the apex bank and asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to begin his investigation and prosecution.
In a statement on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP accused Emefiele of committing economic sabotage by allowing stealing from the nation’s vault under his watch.
Responding, the APC, in a statement issued Friday in Abuja by its Caretaker Committee National Secretary, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, described the call made by the PDP as delusional.
He said the PDP based its call on a deliberate misrepresentation of a recent television programme interview he granted where he accused the opposition party of looting the apex bank during its time in power.