Nigeria Declares June 12 as Public Holiday for 2024 Democracy Day Celebration

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Wednesday, June 12, 2024 as a public holiday to celebrate Democracy Day in the country.

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The announcement was made in a statement signed by Dr. Aishetu Gogo Ndayako, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry. The statement urged Nigerians to “reflect on the efforts of our founding fathers and ensure that Nigeria remains a united, secured, peaceful and indivisible entity” as the country marks another milestone in its democratic journey.

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, also weighed in on the occasion. He called on Nigerians and friends of Nigeria to “appreciate the progress that has been made, and look forward to a better future for Nigeria’s Democracy.” The Minister reaffirmed President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to introducing positive reforms aimed at reviving the nation’s economy and enhancing security.

This year’s Democracy Day celebration comes at a crucial time for Nigeria as the country navigates various economic and security challenges. The public holiday is expected to provide an opportunity for Nigerians to come together and recommit themselves to the democratic ideals that have underpinned the nation’s development since the return to civilian rule in 1999.

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