Nigerian government declares public holiday for June 12 celebration

The Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, June 12, 2023, as a Holiday to celebrate this year’s Democracy Day.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade said this in a statement issued on Thursday, June 8, 2023, in Abuja,

She congratulated all Nigerians on this occasion on behalf of the Federal Government

She speaks;

“Nigeria’s democratic journey, like in many other regions, has been met with both ups and downs, but the ship of the State, it is the institutions and most importantly, the Nigerian people remain steadfast with principles of democratic governance.

“Therefore, on this memorable occasion, Nigerians and friends of Nigeria are invited to appreciate the progress made, celebrate important milestones and work towards a better future for democracy. of the country.

“The Permanent Secretary wishes all Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration.”

June 12 was declared by the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari as a democratic day to commemorate the victory of the late Premier MKO Abiola in the presidential election of June 12, 1993.

The June 12, 1993 elections were postponed, the freest and fairest election in the country since independence.

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