Federal Government of Nigeria Declares June 12 as Public Holiday in Celebration of Democracy Day

Federal Government of Nigeria Declares June 12 as Public Holiday in Celebration of Democracy Day

…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.

Announcement of Public Holiday

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, June 12, 2023, a public holiday to commemorate this year’s Democracy Day.

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This decision was announced in a statement released in Abuja on Thursday.

Congratulations and Reflection

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade, conveyed the government’s congratulations to all Nigerians on this significant occasion.

She acknowledged that Nigeria’s journey to democracy, much like that of many other nations, has encountered both challenges and victories.

Steadfastness of Democratic Governance

Dr Akinlade emphasized that despite the ups and downs, the ship of State, its institutions, and most importantly, the Nigerian people have remained resolute in upholding the principles of democratic governance.

Reflection and Celebration

In her message, Dr Akinlade encouraged Nigerians and friends of Nigeria to take a moment to reflect on the progress made, celebrate the milestones achieved, and look forward to a brighter future for the country’s democracy.

Warm Wishes

Concluding her statement, Dr Akinlade extended warm wishes, stating, “The Permanent Secretary wishes all Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration.”

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