– Pres. Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Public Holiday Amendment Bill
– This means there will no longer be Public Holiday on May 29 while June 12 will be observed as a public holiday
– May 29th will only be handing over date and working day
The latest report has made it known that President Muhammadu Buhari has finally assented to the Public Holiday Amendment bill.
The report disclosed that the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, disclosed this to the State House correspondents after the signing by the President.
With the new law now in place, it allows the public holiday to be declared on June 12 every year, while May 29th which previously was a public holiday will no longer be a public holiday.
The report made it known that, henceforth, May 29th will only be handing over date and working day.
This means this year, 2019, will be the last time a public holiday will take place on May 29th.
Also this year, following his victory in the 2019 Presidential Election, Pres. Muhammadu Buhari was only sworn in on May 29th while the major events of the inauguration were shifted to June 12.
In an earlier report, it was disclosed that the Federal Government has declared Wednesday, June 12 as public holiday.
Prior to this latest amendment, June 12 was only declared as public holiday in the South West region of the country.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari in his statement had in 2018 declared June 12 Democracy Day as an honoured to the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 Presidential election, MKO Abiola and his running mate, Babangana Kingibe with awards of GCFR and GCON respectively.