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FG declares Friday June 12 as public holiday

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The Federal Government has declared Friday, June 12 as public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration .

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement on Monday via a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah

In the statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in Minister of Interior Georgina Ehuriah, the Minister commended Nigerians for the entrenchment of democratic rule in the country and reassured “Nigerians of the Federal Government’s commitment to battling the scourge of COVID-19 with the cooperation of all Nigerians”.

Aregbesola added that President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration will ensure the realization of the democratic ideals which these patriots fought for, even at the cost of their lives.

See the full statement below;

FG DECLARES FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020 PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK DEMOCRACY DAY CELEBRATION

The Federal Government has declared Friday, June 12, 2020 as public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day Celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government congratulated all Nigerians at home and abroad for the entrenchment of democratic rule in the country.

He commended the heroes of democracy for their dogged determination and sacrifice which eventually birthed Democratic Governance in Nigeria.

Ogbeni Aregbesola called on all Nigerians to continue to cherish these selfless efforts and collaborate with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration to ensure the realization of the democratic ideals which these Patriots fought for, even at the cost of their lives.