Google, world’s largest search engine, is celebrating Nigeria on its website with a special doodle as the country marks its 59 years of independence.
The doodle features the country’s green-white-green coloured flag, with a picture of Aso Rock displayed in the background.
It’s Google’s way of wishing the country a happy Independence Day.
On this day in 1960, Africa’s largest & most populous country declared independence 🇳🇬 This momentous occasion is celebrated each year across all of Nigeria’s 36 states & in today's #GoogleDoodle.
— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) October 1, 2019
A click on the doodle opens up another page where very important facts about Nigeria and its history are displayed.
The Google doodle is used to mark special occasions and individuals around the world. It has also been used to celebrate many historical figures and events around the world.
Nigeria’s Independence Day is an official national holiday in the country, celebrated annually on the first of October, to mark the nation’s independence from British colonial rule on the October 1, 1960.
President Muhammadu Buhari also led the celebrations at Aso Rock, Abuja, on Tuesday.
During his broadcast to the nation, Buhari said his administration will take firm action against hate speech on social media.
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