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Senate Consolidates Reps, Approve June 12 As Democracy Day



The National Assembly has approved June 12 as Democracy day after amending the National Holiday Act.

The approval was made during Thursday’s plenary section following the adoption of a report by the Majority Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, for the Senate to concur with the House of Representatives.

The House of Representatives had approved the new date earlier in December 2018.    

The three clauses of the amendment bill were passed by the Committee of the Whole when the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the session, put them to voice vote, reports say.

The legislation is now billed for transmission to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

Recall that Buhari had in June 2018 while honoured the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential election, the late Chief Moshood Abiola with posthumous conferment of the highest national award, Grand Commander of the Federal Republic,  declared that the Democracy Day would henceforth hold on June 12 of every year.

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