The Federal Government has announced the closure of strategic roads in preparation for the 2021 Nigeria Armed Forces scheduled for Friday, 15th January 2021. Affected roads are those assessing the National Arcade, the Phase I, II, and III of the Federal Secretariat complexes, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja.
Dr. Evelyn Ngige, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Head of the Service disclosed this measure in a statement.
Ngige said the closure of the affected roads would be between 12 noon January 14th and 1:00 pm on January 15th, 2021.
She said, “The 2021 Armed Forces remembrance day celebration would climax with the wreath-laying ceremony by President Muhammadu Buhari, in the company of senior government officials and members of the Diplomatic Corps at the National Arcade, Abuja on Friday, January 15th.
“Accordingly, all officers whose Ministries, Department and Agencies located within these office complexes are expected to close early on Thursday and resume late on Friday as specified.”
Armed Forces Remembrance Day is an annual event designed to honor members of the armed forces who died while serving humanity during the first and second world wars. It is also a day where the Nigerian government honors heroes of the civil war and those who lost their lives during peace-keeping missions and internal security operations.