Federal Government Declares June 12 as Public Holiday: Nigeria’s Federal Government has officially declared Monday, June 12, as a public holiday in honor of Democracy Day. This significant announcement was made by Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, in a statement released on Thursday. The declaration aims to commemorate Nigeria’s democratic journey and celebrate the achievements made thus far.
Upholding the Tenets of Democratic Governance: The statement issued by the Permanent Secretary emphasizes the resilience and unwavering dedication of the Nigerian people to the principles of democratic governance. It acknowledges that Nigeria, like many other nations, has faced both challenges and successes along its democratic path. Despite the obstacles encountered, the ship of State and its institutions have remained steadfast, reflecting the commitment of the Nigerian populace to democratic values.
Reflecting on Progress and Aspiring for a Better Future: As Nigerians and friends of Nigeria come together to observe Democracy Day, they are encouraged to reflect on the progress achieved and celebrate the milestones covered in the country’s democratic journey. This occasion serves as an opportunity to appreciate the strides made in democratic governance and to look ahead with optimism, fostering hope for a brighter future for Nigeria’s democracy.