Monday, June 12, 2023, has been declared a public holiday by the federal government to celebrate Democracy Day.
In a statement on Thursday, the federal government congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and wished them a Happy Democracy Day celebration.
“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 statement issued in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Mrs Oluwatoyin Akinlade, said.
The government moved the Democracy Day celebration from May 29 to June 12 to honour the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, the late Mr MKO Abiola.