Federal Government Declares June 12 as Public Holiday

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The Federal Government on Monday declared Wednesday, June 12, as a public holiday, to commemorate the nation’s National Democracy Day.

This is in line with the enactment into law of June 12 to be celebrated annually as Democracy Day in Nigeria,

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by Mohammed Manga, Director Press & Public Relations, of the ministry, on Monday in Abuja.

A statement issued on Monday by the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga said that the Permanent Secretary “called on Nigerians to continue to cherish the sacrifice made by heroes of democracy, particularly those who lost their lives in the struggle for the actualization of Democratic Governance in Nigeria in order to make the country a better place for all.”

The permanent secretary further called for the “collaboration and cooperation of all Nigerians with the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari towards achieving our collective aspiration for the unity, peace and socio-economic development of Nigeria” and wished “all Nigerians at home and abroad a happy Democracy Day Celebration.”

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