JUST IN: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

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The federal government of Nigeria has declared Monday, June 13 as public holiday to mark the 2022 Democracy Day.

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola made this known in a statement on Thursday.

Aregbesola urged Nigerians to reflect on the effort of the founding fathers and ensure that the country remains one united, secured, peaceful and indivisible entity.

The former Osun State governor also enjoined Nigerians to keep faith with democracy, stating that although 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.\

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation via a live broadcast at 7:00 am on Sunday, June 12, 2022, as part of activities marking this year’s Democracy Day.

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Thursday morning while giving detailed activities of the celebration.

A Democracy Day parade is also expected at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Monday morning.

 

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