FG declares June 12 public holiday 

FG declares Wednesday June 12 public holiday


The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 12, as a public holiday in commemoration of the 2023 Democracy Day.

In a statement on Thursday, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Oluwatoyin Akinlade, said the country’s democratic journey has experienced stormy and smooth paths.

“But the ship of state, its institutions and most importantly, the Nigerian people have remained steadfast on the tenets of democratic governance. On this memorable occasion therefore, Nigerians and friends of Nigeria are invited to appreciate the progress that has been made, celebrate the milestones covered and look forward to a better future for the country’s democracy,” she said.

In June 2018, former President Muhammadu Buhari declared June 12 as the new date for the celebration of Nigeria’s democracy.

The decision was to posthumously honour MKO Abiola, who was presumed to have won the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

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