The Federal Government has declared Monday, 14 June, 2021 as public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a United and prosperous nation.
Aregbesola said any form of agitation that threatened the unity of the country should be shunned for the good of all.
He said the space known as Nigeria would be a haven of peace, unity and progress if all citizens loved his or her neighbour and embraced the spirit of brotherliness.
“As we mark another Democracy Day in the history of our dear country, let us reflect on the efforts of our founding fathers and ensure that Nigeria remains one United and Indivisible Entity. No development can take place in an acrimonious environment,” he stressed.
“With the challenges we face in Nigeria today, I see an opportunity for us not to break up or break down but to break open; open up to ourselves in truth so that we may appreciate each other, understand each other, honour each other and live together in peace and prosperity,” Aregbesola reiterated.
He assured Nigerians that with the concerted efforts being put in place by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration to secure the life and property of Nigerians and stabilise the economy, the nation would continue to get better.
“There will surely be light at the end of the tunnel,” he stated.
Aregbesola wished all Nigerians a happy Democracy Day Celebration.