The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, June 12, 2019, as Public Holiday to commemorate the maiden National Democracy Day.
This is in line with the enactment into law of June 12 annually as Democracy Day in Nigeria.
Making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Barr. Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, congratulated all Nigerians at home and abroad for the entrenchment of democratic rule in the country.
In a statement issued on Monday by the Director (Press & Public Relations), Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga, and obtained by The Sight News, the Permanent Secretary 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.
The Permanent Secretary also called for the collaboration and cooperation of all Nigerians with the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari towards achieving the collective aspiration for the unity, peace and socioeconomic development of Nigeria.
He wished all Nigerians at home and abroad a happy Democracy Day Celebration.