In celebration of this year’s Democracy Day, the Federal Government has declared Monday, June 12, 2023 a public holiday.
On behalf of the Federal Government, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, released a statement on Thursday in Abuja congratulating all Nigerians on the occasion.
She said; “Nigeria’s democratic journey has, like in many other climes, encountered both stormy and smooth sails, but the ship of State, it’s institutions and most importantly, the Nigerian people have remained steadfast on the tenets of democratic governance.
“On this memorable occasion therefore, Nigerians and friends of Nigeria are invited to appreciate the progress that has been made, celebrate the milestones covered and look forward to a better future for the country’s democracy.
“The Permanent Secretary wishes all Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration”.
Democracy Day is June 12, a national public holiday in Nigeria. Until June 6, 2018, it was held annually on May 29.
Democracy Day marks the day the military handed over power to an elected civilian government in 1999, marking the beginning of the longest continuous civilian rule since Nigeria’s independence from colonial rule in 1960