Just in: FG declares Monday, June 12, public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 12, as a public holiday in commemoration of the 2023 democracy day celebration.

This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Interior, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, on Thursday, June 8, 2023, on behalf of the Federal Government.

Akinlade in the statement noted that the public holiday is in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day celebration.

Akinlade while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Nigerians on this occasion, adding that the country’s democratic journey has encountered stormy and smooth sails,  just like in many other climes.

What FG is saying in the statement

  • The statement reads, “Nigeria’s democratic journey has, like in many other climes, encountered both stormy and smooth sails, but the ship of State, its 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 wished all Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration.’’