Nigeria would mark Democracy Day Celebration on June 13, as the date has been announced as a public holiday by the Federal Government.
According to the Interior Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, he made mention of the public holiday yesterday in Abuja on behalf of the Government of Nigeria.
The Minister congratulated Nigerians on the celebration of DemocracyDay and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a secured, united and prosperous nation.
As contained in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, said Aregbesola reminded Nigerians of the challenges the country faced and overcame, including a civil war.
Minister’s Statement on Democracy Day Celebration
“As we mark another Democracy Day in the history of our dear country, let us reflect on the efforts of our founding fathers and ensure that Nigeria remains one united, secured, peaceful and an indivisible entity, noting that no development can take place in an acrimonious environment.
“With the challenges we face in Nigeria today, I see an opportunity for us not to break up or break down but to break open; open up to ourselves in truth so that we may appreciate each other, understand each other, honour each other and live together in peace and prosperity,” the statement read in part.
It would be noteworthy to mention that President Muhammadu Buhari will make a national broadcast address to Nigerians on Sunday, June 12, to mark this year’s Democracy Day.