The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, June 12 as public holiday in commemoration of Democracy Day in Nigeria after President Buhari signed the bill that recognizes June 12 as the new Democracy day.
This will be the first time that Nigeria will be celebrating Democracy Day on June 12 instead of the usual May 29, which is the day that democracy was restored in Nigeria in 1999 after many years of Military dictatorship.
The Democracy Day was shifted from May 29 to June 12 by the National Assembly in honour of the date that MKO Abiola won the annulled presidential election in 1993.
Owing to the significance of the day, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, June 10 signed the bill into law and effectively declared June 12 as the new Democracy Day.
May 29 will now only serve as the Inauguration day where outgoing administrations are expected to hand over power to a new government.
Both dates have been added to the National calendar as public holidays.
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