No Federal Public Holiday On June 12 This Year, Says Presidency

The Federal Government has announced that June 12 this year will not be marked as a public holiday following its declaration as the new Democracy Day. Federal Government said while it will not be marked this year, June 12 “in future years will replace May 29th as a national public holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day.”

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“Dear Nigerians, I am delighted to announce that, after due consultations, the Federal Government has decided that henceforth, June 12 will be celebrated as Democracy Day. In the view of Nigerians, as shared by this Administration, June 12, 1993, was and is far more symbolic of Democracy in the Nigerian context than May 29, or even October 1,” their post read.

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