As part of Federal Government’s initiative of having an inclusive Diamond Jubilee Celebration, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday launched and unveiled the anniversary logo that was earlier presented to the public virtually.
It may be recalled that a Press Statement was issued by the Diamond/Innovation/Change Challenge Sub-Committee of the Nigeria @60 Inter-Ministerial Committee, on Friday 4th September, 2020, calling for the active participation of Nigerians in voting for the preferred logo as well as the design of the creative aspects of the event.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), who doubles as the Chairman, Diamond/Innovation/Change Challenge Sub-Committee, Nigeria @60 Inter-Ministerial Committee, said they are pleased that many Nigerians contributed to the Challenge.
“Four Logos were made available to the public, on the Challenge Portal.
“Analysis of the results revealed that the winning logo attracted 44.9% of the total votes cast. The first runner up received 23.2% of the votes while the second runner up attracted 22% of the votes.
“The Diamond Jubilee Logo, to be found on the Challenge Portal, depicts our togetherness, a country of approximately 200 million people whose natural talent, grit and passion glitter together like the precious diamond that we are. It is a clear illustration of the saying “…we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
“Mr President, while unveiling the Anniversary Logo, appreciated Nigerians for their active participation. He also reiterated Federal Government’s commitment in ensuring that citizens are actively involved in the development and implementation of Government policies, programmes and projects.
“We want to also inform the general public, especially those who participated in the Challenge by submitting their entries for the Anniversary Slogan, Poem and Photograph, that selection process for these aspects of the Challenge is still ongoing and results will be announced as soon as the process is complete.
“We thank Nigerians for making it possible to realise the goal of the Challenge”, Pantami said.