The Federal Government on Monday declared Wednesday, June 12, 2019, as a public holiday to commemorate the maiden National Democracy Day.
This was announced by Georgina Ehuriah, a Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Interior in a statement issued by the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, Mohammed Manga
Ehuriah, therefore, 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 actualization of Democratic Governance in Nigeria in order to make the country a better place for all.
While seeking collaboration and cooperation of all Nigerians with the Presiden Muhammadu Buhari administration towards achieving our collective aspiration for the unity, peace and socio-economic development of Nigeria, Ehuriah wished all Nigerians at home and abroad a happy Democracy Day Celebration.
It could be recalled that the Federal Government had moved most of the activities slated for inauguration day of the president to June 12.
President Buhari is expected to read his inaugural speech at the event.