The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 14 as a public holiday to mark this year’s democracy day.
Recall that the democracy day celebration was moved from May 29 to June 12 by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018, but since the date falls on a Saturday, FG has fixed the public holiday for this year on Monday which is 14th.
In a statement, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, through the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Belgore, urged Nigerians to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a united and prosperous nation.
The statement was titled, ‘FG declares Monday, June 14, 2021, public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration.’
It read partly, “The Federal Government congratulated Nigerians on this occasion and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a united and prosperous nation.
“Aregbesola said any form of agitation that threatens the unity of the country should be shunned for the good of all, saying the space known as Nigeria would be a haven of peace, unity and progress if all citizens love his or her neighbour and embrace the spirit of brotherliness.
“As we mark another Democracy Day in the history of our dear country, let us reflect on the efforts of our founding fathers and ensure that Nigeria remains one united and indivisible entity.
“No development can take place in an acrimonious environment.”