The federal government has declared Monday, June 13, as a public holiday in commemoration of Nigeria’s Democracy Day which comes up on June 12.
The announcement was made by Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola in a statement signed on his behalf by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr M. L. Shuaib Belgore on Thursday June 9.
Aregbesola who urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a secured, united and prosperous nation, also admonished Nigerians to use the occasion to reflect on the long journey the country has made towards the enthronement of civil democratic order, before Independence in 1960 till date and the sacrifices of our patriots.
The Minister appealed to Nigerians to faith with democracy, adding that though it might not have brought the best of expectations, keeping to it is better than alternatives which have proved ruinous and disastrous to the nation.
The statement read;