Nigerian Government Declares June 12 Public Holiday To Commemorate Country’s Democracy

The Nigerian Government has declared June 12 as a public vacation to commemorate Democracy Day.

Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, made the announcement on Monday.

He hailed Nigerians at house and within the Diaspora for embracing democracy because the system of governance within the nation. 

A press release by Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent secretary of Ministry of Interior, stated, “Ogbeni Aregbesola referred to as on all Nigerians to proceed to cherish these selfless efforts and collaborate with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to make sure the realisation of the democratic beliefs which these patriots fought for, even at the price of their lives. 

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“The minister who reassured Nigerians of the Federal Government’s dedication to battling the scourge of COVID-19 with the cooperation of all Nigerians, suggested them additional, to take duty for stopping the unfold of the virus.

“He reiterated the need for all Nigerians to stay safe by observing physical and social distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene, as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities.”

June 12 is symbolic in Nigeria’s historical past after what’s described because the nation’s freest and fairest election was carried out on that day in 1993.

Business tycoon, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, received on the platform of the Social Democratic Party however the results of the election was annulled by the army regime of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.

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Nigerian Government Declares June 12 Public Holiday To Commemorate Country’s Democracy

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