Democracy Day: FG Declares June 12 Public Holiday

By Alice Etuka, Abuja

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, June 12, a public holiday in celebration of democracy day.

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The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, announced this in a post on his X handle on Tuesday, June 11.

Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Aishetu Gogo Ndayako further corroborated the announcement in a statement which reads: “The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, 12th June, 2024 as a Public Holiday to commemorate this year’s democracy day celebration.

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“The Minister of Interior, Hon. Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerians on the occasion.

“He said, “As we mark another Democracy day in the history of our dear country, let us all reflect on the efforts of our founding fathers and ensure that Nigeria remains a united, secured, peaceful and indivisible entity”.

“He urged Nigerians to remain steadfast on the tenets of democratic governance.
Dr. Tunji-Ojo reiterated that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR is committed to positive reforms to revive the nation’s economy and enhance security.

“On this memorable occasion therefore, the Minister 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 Honourable Minister wishes Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration.”

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