The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 12, 2023 a public holiday in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day.
The Day is meant to honour the political icon, Moshood Abiola, who won the presidential election of June 12, 1993, but died in military detention without actualising his mandate.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Interior, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Nigerians on the occasion of this year’s celebration.
“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”, said a press statement issued by Akinlade on Friday.