The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, June 12, as a public holiday, in celebration of the nation’s Democracy Day.
This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press & Public Relations, of the ministry.
Recalling the enactment into law of June 12 as Democracy Day annually in Nigeria, Ehuriah congratulated all Nigerians at home and abroad for the entrenchment of democratic rule in the country.
The permanent secretary also urged citizens to continue to cherish the sacrifice made by heroes of democracy in the country, adding that those who lost their lives in the struggle for the actualisation of Democratic Governance in Nigeria in order to make the country a better place for all, must not be forgotten.
Speaking further Ehuriah called for the collaboration and cooperation of all Nigerians with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration towards achieving the nation’s collective aspiration for unity, peace and socio-economic development.