THE Federal Government has declared Wednesday 12th June 2019 as public holiday to commemorate the maiden National Democracy Day.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Barr. Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Monday said this was in line with the enactment into law of June 12 annually as Democracy Day in Nigeria.
The government had earlier announced that the Presidential inauguration for the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari held on May 29, 2019, would be low-key while the June 12 Democracy Day would be more elaborate and attracting foreign dignitaries.
Ehuriah in the statement made available to newsmen by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Mohammed Manga, congratulated all Nigerians at home and abroad for the entrenchment of democratic rule in the country.
She called on Nigerians to continue to cherish the sacrifice made by heroes of democracy, particularly those who lost their lives in the struggle for the actualisation of democratic governance in Nigeria in order to make the country a better place for all.
Ehuriah further called for the collaboration and cooperation of all Nigerians with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari towards achieving the collective aspiration for the unity, peace and socio-economic development of Nigeria.
She wished all Nigerians at home and abroad a happy Democracy Day Celebration.